# Dosage Calculations Assignment

1. A client’s intake was the following:

3/4 cup of coffee (cup = 8 oz)
1 can of ginger ale (1 can = 12 oz)
1/2 glass of cranberry juice (glass = 6 oz)

How many milliliters will you record on the intake and output (I&O) sheet? ____________________ mL

1. Calculate the following dosage.

Order: Zantac 300 mg p.o daily at bedtime.
Available:150 mg tablets how much will you administer?

Dosage: ____________________

1. Calculate the following dosage.

Order: Synthroid 0.15 mg p.o daily.
Available: Synthroid tablets labeled 75 mcg.

Dosage: ____________________ tab(s)

1. Calculate the following dosage.

Order: Diazepam 4 mg via nasogastric tube t.i.d.
Available: Diazepam oral solution 5 mg/5 mL

1. How many milliliters should the client receive per dosage? ____________________ mL
2. How many milligrams will the client receive per day? ____________________ mg/day

1. Calculate the following dosage.

Order: Diazepam 4 mg via nasogastric tube t.i.d.
Available: Diazepam oral solution 5 mg/5 mL

1. How many milliliters should the client receive per dosage? ____________________ mL
2. How many milligrams will the client receive per day? ____________________ mg/day

1. Calculate the following dosage.

Order: Norvasc 5 mg p.o daily.
Available: 2.5 mg

Dosage: ____________________

1. Calculate the following dosage.

Order: Pindolol 5 mg p.o bid for 1 week; then increase to 10 mg bid the second week.
Available: Pindolol tablets labeled 5 mg

1. How many tablets will the client need for the first week? ____________________ tab(s)

1. How many tablets will the client need for the second week? ____________________ tab(s)

1. Calculate the following dosage.

Order: Coreg 6.25 mg p.o bid.
Available: Coreg tablets labeled 3.125 mg

1. How many tablets should the client receive per dosage? ____________________ tab(s)
2. How many milligrams will the client receive per day? ____________________ mg per day

1. Calculate the dosage.

Order: Lovenox 50 mg subcutaneous bid.
Available: Lovenox labeled 60 mg/0.6 mL

How many milliliters will you administer? ____________________ mL

1. Calculate the dosage.

Order: Furosemide 15 mg IM every day.
Available: Furosemide labeled 20 mg/2 mL

How many milliliters will you administer? ____________________ mL

1. Calculate the dosage and shade the dosage on the syringe where provided.

Order: Pancuronium 1.6 mg IV stat.
Available: Pancuronium labeled 2 mg/mL

1. How many milliliters will you administer? ____________________ mL
2. Shade in the dosage on the syringe.

1. Calculate the dosage and shade the dosage on the syringe where provided.

Order: Heparin 3500 units subcutaneous q 8h.
Available: Heparin labeled 5000 units/mL

How many milliliters will you administer? ____________________ mL

1. Calculate the dosage.

Order: Heparin 45,000 units IV in 500 mL D5W.
Available: Heparin labeled 10,000 units/mL

How many milliliters will you add to the IV? ____________________ mL

1. Order is for Augmentin 200 mg.

Available 125mg/5 ml
How many mL  will you give? _________________________mL
(Round to the nearest tenth)

1. Ordered NS 1000 ml over 12 hours.

Drop factor 15gtt/ml.

What will be the drip rate per minute? __________________

1. Ordered Vancomycin 1 GM in 250 ml NS to infuse over one hour.

Drop factor 10gtts/ml.  Calculate the drip rate to the nearest whole
number _______________

1. Ordered Morphine Sulfate 6 mg IM.

Available 10mg/ml

How much will you administer? ______________________ ml

1. Order 450 mg

Available 250mg/15 ml.

How much will you administer? _________________________________

1. Ordered Digoxin 0.25 mg

Available 0.5mg/2ml

How much will you administer? ____________________

1. Ordered Ampicillin 8 mg.

Available 125mg/25ml

How much will you administer? _______________________

1. Ordered Erthromycin 250mg po Q 6 hours

Available 300mg/5ml

How much will you administer? __________________________

1. Ordered Gentamycin 500 mg

Available: 250mg/5ml

How much will you administer? __________________________

1. Ordered Lactated Ringers 1000ml to infuse over 8 hours

Drop factor 60gtts/ml

What will the drip rate be per minute? _____________________

1. Ordered Synthroid 0.05 mg

Available Synthroid 50mcg

What will you administer? ____________________

1. Ordered KCL 40meq daily

Available 10meq/tablet

How much will you administer? ________________________

1. Ordered Reglan 5 mg IV push

Available: Reglan 10mg/2 ml

How much will you administer? _____________________

1. Ordered: Cogentin 1.5mg to be given IM

Available:  Cogentin 2mg /2ml

How much will you administer? _________________________

1. The physician writes an order for heparin 900units/hr. The label on the I.V. bag reads: Heparin

10,000 units in 500 mL D5W. How many mL/hr. will deliver the correct dose?

1. Give Regular insulin by continuous I.V. infusion at 20units/hr. The solution is 250 mL NS

with 100 units of Regular insulin. What rate on the infusion pump will deliver the correct dose?

1. Give Ceclor 45 mg/kg/day p.o. in 3 divided doses for a patient who weighs 66 pounds. A 75 mL

stock medication is labeled Ceclor 125 mg/mL. How many mL would the nurse administer per
dose?

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