IV Vancomycin 750mg BID in D5W 250mL. How much to withdraw from vial?

by Bobbie
(Washington)

IV Vancomycin 750mg BID in D5W 250mL

IV Vancomycin 750mg BID in D5W 250mL

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Make a vancomycin IV 750 mg every bid in D5W 250mL. You have vancomycin 1 g per 20 mL. How much will you take from the 1-g vial?

I'm having trouble deciphering which is needless information and what to make into an equation. Also, this is my first week of classes.

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by: David

1gm per 20ml

You want 750mg, which is eqaual to 3/4 of 1000mg (1gm).

3/4 (or 75%) of 20ml = 15ml

You will withdraw 15ml from the 20ml (1gm) vial of Vancomycin.

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by: David

1gm per 20ml

You want 750mg, which is eqaual to 3/4 of 1000mg (1gm).

3/4 (or 75%) of 20ml = 15ml

You will withdraw 15ml from the 20ml (1gm) vial of Vancomycin.

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