# Keyword Analysis & Research: dosage calculations practice

## Frequently Asked Questions

What is the formula for calculating dosages?

There are special dosage formulas for calculation. For a child under one year of age, the formula according to Bolognini for therapeutic doses of drugs is: m – age of the child (months). Dosing according to the child’s age is the simplest way to determine the dosage.

What is the maximum safe dose of acetaminophen?

The recommended dose of acetaminophen for adults is 650 mg to 1000 mg every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 4 grams/day. In children, the dose is 15 mg/kg every 6 hours, up to 60 mg/kg/day. Toxicity develops at 7.5 g/day to 10 g/day or 140 mg/kg.

What is the safe dose of codeine?

A safe dose is 327.3-392.7 mg/day. 19. The doctor orders 25 mg of an IV medication that needs to be reconstituted. The instructions say 50 mg of the medication is to reconstitute with normal saline for a solution of 2.5 mg/ml. How many mL will you draw up to achieve this ordered dose?

What is the dosage calculation for the liquid oral medication?

The doctor writes an order for a liquid oral medication. The order says to administer 15 mg by mouth every 4 hours as needed for sore throat. Pharmacy dispenses you with 30 mg/3ml.