Mathematics

The recommended dose of Vancocin® for a severe staphylococcal infection
is 40 mg/kg/day.  The adult weighs 180 pounds and is to receive the
medication IV q6h (every six hours).  How many mg can the adult receive
per day?


Answers

shaun1

4 years ago Comment

[latex]180lb=81.6kg[/latex]

[latex] \frac{40 mg}{1kg} = \frac{xmg}{81.6kg} [/latex]

[latex]40 * 81.6 = x[/latex]

[latex]3264 =x[/latex]

[latex]3264mg[/latex]

[latex] \frac{24hr}{6hr} = 4hr[/latex]

[latex]3264*4[/latex]

[latex]13056 mg/day[/latex]