Changing 500mg tabs to 250mg/5ml liquid suspension

by John
(Miami, FL)

Convert Tablet Strength to Suspension Dosage Form

Convert Tablet Strength to Suspension Dosage Form

The prescription is for 500mg tabs of a medication, po qid for 10 days. The patient has throat cancer and cannot swallow, and requests a liquid dosage form.

What volume of a 250mg/5ml suspension should be dispensed to fill the prescription?

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500mg = 250mg/5ml X 2 = 500mg/10ml
by: David

This is a fairly basic pharmacy math question. To get 500mg from a Suspension of 250mg PER 5ml, you would need 10mls (250mg/5ml X 2) = 500mg/10ml

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