Drug suspension conversion
(pittsburgh pa )
Cefaclor is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. A physician has ordered: Cefaclor 450mg tid. The drug is available as a 7.5% suspension. What volume should be given for each dose?
how do you do these?
reply (by Keith) It's just a conversion:
--------- - - = 7.5% (what your suspension is)
7500mg - - - - - 450mg (What you need per dose)
--------- - - = --------
100mL - - - - - - - X
Solve for X