Pharmacy Tech problem

Try to post your problem here, there is a chance, someone clever will help you.

Moderator: convert-me.com

Pharmacy Tech problem

Postby Guest » Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:36 am

I am trying to figure out what will be the equation with this problem,"A prescription is written for Metropole tartrate 10 mg/ml Oral liquid in 50:50 mixture of Ora-sweet:Ora Plus Vehicle q.s. 120 ml. How many Metropole 100 mg tablets are needed to prepare this compound.
Guest
 

Re: Pharmacy Tech problem

Postby Guest » Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:15 pm

Anonymous wrote:I am trying to figure out what will be the equation with this problem,"A prescription is written for Metropole tartrate 10 mg/ml Oral liquid in 50:50 mixture of Ora-sweet:Ora Plus Vehicle q.s. 120 ml. How many Metropole 100 mg tablets are needed to prepare this compound.


I don't know what "q.s" is but I assume you want a total volume of 120 mL of a solution having a strength of 10 mg/mL, so you need 1200 mg of the active ingredient, or 12 x 100 mg tablets.

If this is homework, fine. If you will be actually dosing someone, please check with a qualified person. I am NOT a pharmacy tech.
Guest
 

what qs stands for

Postby PharmTech » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:35 pm

qs stands for sufficiant quanity the doctor wants you to figure out exactly how much to give the patient.... I AM a Pharmacy Technician
PharmTech
 

Re: Pharmacy Tech problem

Postby susank » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:14 pm

This order has a problem. The dr's order does not say how much actual dosage of the medicine to give. It just says 120 ml as the given volume amount.
susank
 


Return to Other math problems

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Our Privacy Policy       Cooking Measures Converter       Metric conversions