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Prescriptions for Solid,Liquid,Topicals,&Injectables

Prescriptions for Solid,Liquid,Topicals,&Injectables

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Published by: Dr. Kazuhito Mori on Nov 09, 2010
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Prescription Writingfor Drugs in Solid FormsComputation of Dosages andPrescription Writing for LiquidForms and Parenterally-Administered Drugs
 ²Case # 1:For the treatment of gastritis in a maleexecutive, Famotidine tablet (available in 20-and 40-mg tablets) tobe given orally at a dose of 40 mg per day at bedtime for 4 weeks.
Compute for the number of tablets to be given per dose.
40-mg tablet/ 20-mg tablet = 2 tablets
40-mg tablet/40-mg tablet = 1 tablet
Compute for the number of tablets to be given for the whole course.
2 20-mg tablets x 28 days = 56 tablets
1 40-mg tablet x 28 days = 28 tablets
Patient·s Name, Address, Age, DateRxFamotidine 40 mgtablet # 28Sig.: Take 1 tablet once daily at bedtime for 4 weeks.MD·s Name and Signature, License #, PTR #
 ²Case # 2: Nifedipine capsules, available in 5-and 10-mg capsules, to be taken orally at a dose of 5 mg 3x a day for 14days.
Compute for the number of capsules to be given per day.
1 5-mg capsule per dose x 3 doses per day = 3 5-mgcapsules per day
Compute for the number of tablets to be given for the wholecourse.
3 capsules x 14 days = 42 5-mg capsules
Patient·s Name, Address, Age, DateRxNifedipine 5 mgcapsule # 42Sig.: Take 1 capsule 3 times a day for 14 days.
MD·s name/signature, License #, PTR #

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