Question

The doctor orders oxacillin 100 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses.
The patient weighs 20 kg. The dose on hand is oxacillin oral
suspension 250 mg/5 mL.

a. How many mL will you administer for one dose?

b. What route of administration will you use?

c. How many mg will the patient receive in one dose?

Answer #1

a ) The doctor orders Oxacillin 100mg /kg/ day in 4 divided doses

patient weight is 20 x 100 mg = 2000 mg, so 2000 mg is divided into 4 doses and give to the patient

2000/4= 500mg , so 500 mg need to given to patient as one dose at each time

dose on hand is 250 mg = 5ml

500mg = 10 ml

ans :10 ml has to be administered for one dose

b)ANSWER

the oxacilin oral suspension is 250mg /5ml

The route of administration used is oral administration

c)ANSWER

the total dose to be given is 2000mg./day

2000/ 4 = 500 mg

the patient receive 500mg oxacillin as one dose

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