Drug Compounding Calculation

A prescription is written for: acyclovir 1200mg, silica gel. micronized 0.12gm, polyethylene glycol 3350 6.5gm, polyethylene glycol 400 15ml. How many 2500mg capsules of acyclovir are needed to prepare this compound?

Need to figure out the answer by help with the formula.

Comments for
Drug Compounding Calculation

Click here to add your own comments

by: Anonymous

I think it goes like this...
2500 mg/1 tablet =1200 mg/x
cross multiply
2500x=1200 (divide)
1200/2500= .48 or 1/2 tablet

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How?
Simply click here to return to Pharmacy math questions