Hello! Need help with Rocephin for kids!

  1. Hello everyone!
    Thanks to whoever can come to my rescue. I am a new grad and i need advice on how to figure out dosing of Rocephin to children.
    Suppose the doctor ordered 600mg of Rocephin. How would you calculate that? Do you take the reconstituted vial of, say, 350 mg/ml (after having diluted it) and divide 600/350? Please help me out on this one. Thank you!
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  3. by   Tweety
    You are correct. If the instructions indicate that there is 350 mg/ml and the doctor ordered 600 mg, then 600/350 to figure out the amount, which is 1.7 ml.
  4. by   rena4
    what size syringe 3cc or 5cc
  5. by   moonchild20002000
    I would us 3cc syringe. Make sure its given deep IM,needle size will depend on the size of the child. Are you diluting with Xylocaine?