# Drug Dosage Calculations NCLEX Quiz 9

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• 1.
You are providing home care for a patient who needs 15 mL of magnesium hydroxide/aluminum hydroxide (Maalox) PO. She has only standard measuring spoons in the house. How do you instruct her to take her dose?
• A.

2 Tablespoon

• B.

1.5 Tablespoon

• C.

1 Tablespoon

• D.

2.5 Tablespoon

• 2.
Your order reads penicillin 1.2 million units IM daily. You have penicillin 500.000 units/mL. How should you prepare the correct dose?
• A.

0.4 mL

• B.

2.4 mL

• C.

3 mL

• D.

4 mL

• 3.
Your order reads labetalol 40 mg IV push every 10 minutes until blood pressure is lower than 140/90 mm Hg. You have labetalol 5 mg/mL available. How should you prepare the correct dose?
• A.

0.1 mL

• B.

4 mL

• C.

8 mL

• D.

8.5 mL

• 4.
You have on hand ergocalciferol liquid 8000 units/2 mL. Your order reads ergocalciferol 225.000 units PO daily. How should you prepare the correct dose?
• A.

0.07 mL

• B.

14 mL

• C.

28 mL

• D.

56 mL

• 5.
Your order reads ergocalciferol 225.000 units PO daily. You have on hand ergocalciferol in 50.000 unit tablets. How many do you administer?
• A.

4.5 tablets

• B.

3.5 tablets

• C.

2 tablets

• D.

0.5 tablet

• 6.
Your order reads cortisone 15 mg PO every morning. You have on hand cortisone 10 mg tablets. How should you prepare the correct dose?
• A.

3 tablets

• B.

2 tablets

• C.

1.5 tablets

• D.

1 tablet

• 7.
Your order reads ceftizoxime 1 g IV piggyback every 8 hours. The pharmacy supplies it in 100 mL D5W. You need to infuse it over 30 minutes. With a drop factor of 10. what drip rate will you set?
• A.

12 gtts/min

• B.

15 gtts/min

• C.

30 gtts/min

• D.

33 gtts/min

• 8.
Your order reads Zosyn 4.5 g in 100 mL D5W IV over 1 hour. You have microdrip tubing. What drip rate will you set?
• A.

100 gtts/min

• B.

60 gtts/min

• C.

28 gtts/min

• D.

8 gtts/min

• 9.
Your order reads levothyroxine 100 mg PO every morning. You have levothyroxine 0.05 mg tablets. How many tablets should you administer?
• A.

5 tablets

• B.

3 tablets

• C.

2 tablets

• D.

1.5 tablets

• 10.
You have on hand morphine 500 mg in 500 mL normal saline. You need to administer morphine 80 mg/hour in a continuous IV infusion to a patient with terminal cancer pain. How many milliliters per hour will you set on the controller?
• A.

100 mL/hour

• B.

80 mL/hour

• C.

50 mL/hour

• D.

30 mL/hour

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