Basic Drug Calculations. General Rules. NEVER give a drug without consulting a clinician on your calculations You will need: Weight of patient Dose of drug Concentration of drug. Patient Weight. in Kilograms (kg) Should be taken every morning Use the same scale! Weigh, then calculate.
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NEVER give a drug without consulting a clinician on your calculations
You will need:
Weight of patient
Dose of drug
Concentration of drug
Ex: Pip Orbifloxacin
1. weight (kg) x dose (mg/kg) = mg
2. mg x concentration (mg/ml) = amount to administer (ml) *you are actually dividing
**Fluid doses are in ml/kg so you only need step 1!