LIQUID PREPARATION

QUESTIONS:

1. The physician orders amphetamine sulphate 20 mg tid for attention deficit disorder. The pharmacy supplies 10 mg tablets. The client is unable to swallow tablets so the nurse crushes each tablet in 2 ml of water and a drop of cherry syrup. The nurse should administer _______ ml for each dose. 

 

2. The physician orders atovaquone 1.5 g po once daily. The pharmacy fills the client's prescription with atovaquone 750 mg/5 ml suspension. The client should be instructed to take _______ ml per dose. 

 

3. The physician orders cefaclor 2 g via a gastric tube in 2 divided doses. The pharmacy sends cefaclor 375 mg/5 ml suspension. The nurse should administer _______ ml per dose.

 

4. The physician orders cefadroxil monohydrate 750 mg po bid for a child weighing 50 kg. The pharmacy sends cefadroxil monohydrate 500 mg/5 ml. The nurse should administer _______ ml per dose. 

 

 

5. The physician orders cefprozil 112.5 mg po bid for 10 days for a child weighing 15 kg. The pharmacy sends cefprozil suspension 125 mg/5 ml. The nurse should administer _______ ml per dose. 

 

6. The physician orders cefaclor 750 mg po qd for 10 days for a child weighing 25 kg. The pharmacy fills the prescription with cefaclor 187 mg/5 ml suspension. The mother should be instructed to administer ______ ml per daily dose. 

 

7. The physician orders digoxin elixir 125 mcg po each day. The pharmacy sends digoxin 0.05 mg/ml. The nurse should administer _______ ml per dose after monitoring the client's apical pulse. 

 

8. The physician orders cephalexin hydrochloride 4 g in 4 divided doses po each day for 5 days. The pharmacy supplies cephalexin hydrochloride suspension 250 mg/5 ml. The nurse should instruct the client to take _______ ml per dose. 

 

9. The physician orders chlorothiazide suspension 0.3 g po each day. The pharmacy fills the prescription with chlorothiazide suspension 250 mg/5 ml. The daily dose for this client is _______ ml.

 

10. The physician orders clonazepam 5 mg tid po for a client with severe Parkinson's disease. The pharmacy supplies 2 mg tablets. Because the client cannot swallow tablets, the nurse crushes each tablet in 3 ml of water making a concentration of 2 mg/3ml. The client should receive _______ per dose of this solution to receive the ordered dose. 

 

11. The physician orders cloxacillin sodium 110 mg q6h po. The pharmacy fills the prescription with cloxacillin sodium oral solution 125 mg/5 ml. The client should receive _______ ml per dose.

 

12. The physician orders diazepam 2 mg po. In the controlled substances, diazepam is stocked in tablets as well as an oral solution. The oral solution is 5 mg/ml. The nurse decides to use the oral solution and administers _______ ml per dose. 

 

13. The physician order erythromycin 125 mg po qid. The pharmacy fills the prescription with erythromycin suspension 200 mg/5 ml. The client should be instructed to take _______ ml every six hours.  

14. The physician orders docusate sodium 10 mg po bid. The pharmacy supplies docusate sodium syrup 150 mg/15 ml. The nurse should administer _______ ml per dose. 

 

15. The physician orders diazepam 1 mg solution po. The oral solution is 5 mg/ml. The nurse should administer _______ ml per dose. 

 

16. The physician orders 75 mcg of digoxin elixir po qd. The pharmacy supplies digoxin elixir 0.05 mg/ml. The nurse should administer _______ ml per dose. 

 

17. The physician orders docusate sodium 100 mg po bid. The pharmacy sends docusate sodium 200 mg/5 ml. The nurse should administer _______ ml per dose. 

 

18. The physician orders doxycycline monohydrate syrup 60 mg po in 3 divided doses per day. The pharmacy fills the prescription with doxycycline monohydrate syrup 50 mg/5 ml. The client should be instructed to take _______ ml per dose. In order to achieve the ordered daily dose, the client should receive ______ ml in 3 divided doses per day. 

 

19. The physician orders erythromycin 300 mg po tid. The pharmacy sends erythromycin suspension 250 mg/5 ml. The nurse should administer _______ ml per dose. 

 

20. The physician orders famotidine 20 mg po bid. The pharmacy supplies famotidine pension with a concentration of 40 mg/5 ml. The nurse should administer _______ ml per dose. 

 

21. The physician orders fluoxetine HCL 45 mg po qd. The pharmacy fills the client's prescription wiht fluoxetine HCL oral solution (per client's request) 20 mg/5 ml. The client should be instructed to take ______ ml per day. 

 

22. The physician orders phenobarbital 200 mg po per day in 2 divided doses. The controlled substances have phenobarbital elixir 20 mg/5 ml. The nurse should administer _______ ml per dose. 

 

23. The physician orders griseofulvin 0.5 g po qd in 2 divided doses. The pharmacy fills the prescription with griseofulvin oral suspension 125 mg/5 ml. The client should be instructed to take _______ ml per dose. 

 

24. The physician orders guaifenesin oral liquid 300 mg q4h. The guaifenesin oral liquid is supplied in a concentration of 200 mg/5 ml. The client should be instructed to take _______ml every 4 hours. 25. 

 

25. The physican orders haloperidol 3 mg po at HS. The pharmacy fills the prescription with haloperidol oral concentrate 2 mg/ml. The client should be instruceted to take ________ml at bedtime. 

 

ANSWERS:

1. 4 ml                                                         

2. 10 ml                                                                                        

3. 13.3 ml                                                                                            

4. 7.5 ml                                                                                                  

5. 4.5 ml                                                                        

6. 20.1 ml                                                         

7. 2.5 ml                                          

8. 20 ml                                                

9. 24 ml                                            

10. 7.5 ml

11. 4.4 ml

13. 0.4 ml

14. 1 ml

15. 0.2 ml

16. 1.5 ml

17. 2.5 ml

18. 2 ml, 6 ml

19. 6 ml

20. 2.5 ml

21. 11.3 ml

22. 25 ml

23. 10 ml

24. 7.5 ml

25. 1.5 ml

 

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Montreal, Quebec

H3S 1C3 ROOM 201

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