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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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