anonymous
  • anonymous
a prescription is written for 300 mg of an antibotic to be given by mouth every 8 hours for 10 days. The amtibiotic comes in an oral suspension in a concentration of 100mh/5ml, and is available in a 150 ml bottle. one bottle of antibiotic costs 600.00. The technician did the calculation to determine the number of bottles to reconstitute. they determind they needed 6 bottles and continued with resconsitutting the 6 bottles and preparing the labels. on final check the pharmacist was very upset because the technician has cost the pharmacy money because of poor caculating. How many bottles should
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anonymous
  • anonymous
How many bottles should have been reconstituted and how much money was lost by the pharmacy?
anonymous
  • anonymous
help please :(((
aaronq
  • aaronq
whats mh/mL?

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aaronq
  • aaronq
im guessing it's mg/mL.. you need every 8 hours for 10 days.. 24hrsx10 days = 240 hrs 240hrs/8hrs=30 doses 100mg/mL and you need 300mg.. so 15mL is what you need per dose. so 30 doses x 15 mL = 450mL in total 150mL per bottle. so 450/150= 3 bottles 3 bottles x $600/bottle= $1800 you need 3 bottles and your total cost is $1800. ps. this is more math related than "health science" related

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