Amoxicillin Question: 500mg every 8 hours for 7 days as directed

by heydi
(winnetka, CA, USA)

Chemical Structure of Amoxicillin

Chemical Structure of Amoxicillin

Rx order: amoxicillin 500mg po q8h for 7days ug ad
Supply: amoxicillin 250mg/5ml-100ml bot for 4 bots
How many of the mls will the patient receive in 14 days?
Assume you need 14 days supply, would you need to order more supply? If so, how much more??
What is the maximum dosage(mg,gm,u) and mls that can be taken per day?

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Amoxicillin Answer
by: David

RX Order (in plain language): Amoxicillin 500mg (in this case, we need 500mg, or 10ml) by mouth every 8 hours for 7 days as directed.

Supply: Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml - 100ml bottles, 4 bottles

How many MLs will the patient receive in 14 days? The order is only for 7 days and will only be extended under the direction of the physician. If it is extended, 10ml X 3 times a day X 14 days = 420ML, which is more than 4 100ml bottles.

Assume you need a 14 day supply, would you need to order more supply? Yes, you would need 420ml. If so, how much more? You will need 4X100ml bottles and 1X50ml bottle, with 30ml of waste which the patient will discard.

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