Chemistry

  1. A 6-year-old male weighing 50 lbs presents complaining of a sore throat and has a positive rapid strep test. He will be treated with amoxicillin (Amoxil®) with dosing of 50 mg/kg/day. How many milligrams/day would be prescribed? Round your answer to the nearest 5 mg.
  2. From question #5 – how many mL would this be (using 400 mg/5 mL concentration)? Round your answer to the nearest 0.5 mL.
  3. A 2 month old weighing 9 lbs presents with erosive esophagitis. This will be treated with ranitidine (Zantac®) 10 mg/kg/day in 2 divided doses. Ranitidine comes as a 15 mg/mL concentration. How many milliliters would be recommended for each dose? Round your answer to the nearest 0.1 mL.
  4. From question #7 – how many mL would be needed for a 30 day supply? Round your answer to the nearest 5 mL but be sure to give adequate supply.

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  1. A mother of a 4 year old weighing 30 lbs calls your office asking for dosing recommendations for ibuprofen (Motrin®) for a fever. Recommended dosing is 5-10 mg/kg every 6-8 hours as needed. Ibuprofen suspension concentration is 100 mg/5 mL. What range, in milliliters, would be appropriate for this patient for each dose? Round your answer to the nearest 0.5 mL.
  2. From question #9 – the mother decides that she would rather use acetaminophen (Tylenol®). Dosing recommendation is 10-15 mg/kg/dose and the suspension concentration is 160 mg/5 mL. What range, in milliliters, would be appropriate for this patient for each dose? Round your answer to the nearest 0.1 mL.

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