Your patient who has had a craniotomy has Ceclor suspension 250 mg po four times a day ordered. What should be used as the diluent? How many milliliters of diluent should be added?... Your patient who has had a craniotomy has Ceclor suspension 250 mg po four times a day ordered. What should be used as the diluent? How many milliliters of diluent should be added? How many milligrams are in the bottle? How many milliliters will you administer each dose? How many doses are in the bottle?
Understand the Problem
The question is asking about the correct calculations for administering a medication, including the diluent to be used, the quantity of diluent to be added, the total milligrams in the bottle, the amount to administer for each dose, and the total number of doses in the bottle.
Answer
 Diluent: Water or appropriate diluent  Milliliters of diluent to add: 150 mL  Total milligrams in the bottle: 3750 mg  Milliliters administered each dose: 10 mL  Total doses in the bottle: 15 doses
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 Diluent: Water or appropriate diluent
 Milliliters of diluent to add: 150 mL
 Total milligrams in the bottle: 3750 mg
 Milliliters administered each dose: 10 mL
 Total doses in the bottle: 15 doses
Steps to Solve

Identify the Medication and Dosage The medication is Ceclor suspension with a dosage of 250 mg, which needs to be administered four times a day.

Calculate the Total Daily Dose To find the total daily dose, multiply the dose per administration by the number of times it is given each day: $$ \text{Total Daily Dose} = 250 , \text{mg} \times 4 = 1000 , \text{mg} $$

Determine the Amount of Medication Per Dose Since the bottle contains 125 mg per 5 mL, we need to calculate how many milligrams of medication are in each mililiter: $$ \text{Concentration} = \frac{125 , \text{mg}}{5 , \text{mL}} = 25 , \text{mg/mL} $$

Calculate the Volume for Each Dose Now, to determine how many milliliters deliver the ordered dose of 250 mg: $$ \text{Volume per Dose} = \frac{250 , \text{mg}}{25 , \text{mg/mL}} = 10 , \text{mL} $$

Total Milliliters in the Bottle The bottle contains a total of 150 mL when mixed.

Determine Total Milligrams in the Bottle We can calculate the total amount of medication in the bottle: $$ \text{Total mg in Bottle} = 125 , \text{mg} \times \frac{150 , \text{mL}}{5 , \text{mL}} = 3750 , \text{mg} $$

Calculate Total Doses in the Bottle Finally, to find out how many doses can be administered from the total amount in the bottle: $$ \text{Total Doses} = \frac{3750 , \text{mg}}{250 , \text{mg/dose}} = 15 , \text{doses} $$
 Diluent: Water or appropriate diluent
 Milliliters of diluent to add: 150 mL
 Total milligrams in the bottle: 3750 mg
 Milliliters administered each dose: 10 mL
 Total doses in the bottle: 15 doses
More Information
The Ceclor suspension is used for various conditions and is essential to administer the correct dosage for effectiveness. Knowing the total amount in the bottle and how much to administer helps ensure patient safety.
Tips
 Forgetting to convert between mg and mL correctly.
 Miscalculating the amount of medication needed per dose based on concentration.
 Not accounting for the total volume when determining the number of doses from the bottle.