Drug Dosage Calculations NCLEX Quiz 17

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Drug Dosage Calculations Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A patient is receiving 160 mg of methylprednisolone IM every 12 hours. You have on hand two vials that each contains 125 mg/2 mL. How much will you draw into a syringe?
    • A. 

      1.3 mL

    • B. 

      2.6 mL

    • C. 

      0.8 mL

    • D. 

      1.6 mL

  • 2. 
    You have available lorazepam (Ativan) 0.5 mg tablets. and you need to administer 1 mg PO. How many tablets will you administer?
    • A. 

      1/2 tablet

    • B. 

      1 tablet

    • C. 

      1 1/2 tablets

    • D. 

      2 tablets

  • 3. 
    A patient is instructed to take acetaminophen (Tylenol) liquid (elixir) 650 mg qid. The elixir is 160 mg/5 mL. How many milliliters per dose should the patient take?
    • A. 

      20 mL

    • B. 

      4 mL

    • C. 

      1.2 mL

    • D. 

      0.2 mL

  • 4. 
    The physician writes a “now” order for codeine 45 mg IM for a patient with a vertebral compression fracture. You have on hand codeine 60 mg/2 mL. How many milliliters should you give?
    • A. 

      2.7 mL

    • B. 

      1.3 mL

    • C. 

      0.8 mL

    • D. 

      1.5 mL

  • 5. 
    A patient with heart failure has a daily order for digoxin 0.25 mg PO. Digoxin 0.125 mg tablets are available. How many tablets should you give?
    • A. 

      1/2 tablet

    • B. 

      1 tablet

    • C. 

      2 tablets

    • D. 

      2 1/2 tablets

  • 6. 
    A patient on hemodialysis must maintain careful intake and output. For breakfast he had 1 cup of coffee and 3 oz of milk on his cereal. For lunch he drank 6 oz of lemonade and ate 1 cup of soup. For supper he drank 1 cup of coffee. He took his morning and evening pills with 4 oz of water each time. Has he stayed within his 1000 mL fluid restriction?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Maybe

    • D. 

      He needed more fluid

  • 7. 
    You have on hand hydromorphone (Dilaudid) 4 mg/mL. You need to administer 0.015 mg/kg to a patient who weighs 150 pounds. How many milliliters should you administer?
    • A. 

      1.78 mL

    • B. 

      0.56 mL

    • C. 

      0.26 mL

    • D. 

      0.01 mL

  • 8. 
    You have an order to administer 40 mg of methadone SC for opioid detoxification. You have on hand 30 mg/mL. How much should you draw into the syringe?
    • A. 

      0.3 mL

    • B. 

      1.8 mL

    • C. 

      1.3 mL

    • D. 

      0.8 mL

  • 9. 
    A patient is placed on methadone maintenance therapy of 15 mg/day PO. It is supplied as 10 mg in 5 mL oral solution. How many milliliters should you instruct the patient to take?
    • A. 

      1.5 mL

    • B. 

      3.3 mL

    • C. 

      7.5 mL

    • D. 

      9 mL

  • 10. 
    A homebound patient must take 400.000 units of nystatin PO every 4 hours. to swish in the mouth and then swallow. It is available as 100.000 units/5 mL. The patient has only household measuring spoons. How should the patient be instructed to take the dose?
    • A. 

      1/2 teaspoon

    • B. 

      2 teaspoons

    • C. 

      4 teaspoons

    • D. 

      4 1/2 teaspoons

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