Dosage Calculations
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 1 liter = ? cc
 1 liter = 1000 cc
 1000 mcg = ? mg
 1000 mcg = 1 mg
 1 kg = ? g
 1 kg = 1000 g
 1 T = ? t
 1 T = 3 t
 1 oz = ? T
 1 oz = 2 T
 16 oz = ? lb
 16 oz = 1 lb
 8 oz = ? cup
 8 oz = 1 cup
 12 cups = ? quarts
 12 cups = 3 quarts
 14 quarts = ? gallons
 14 quarts = 3 1/2 gallons
 Convert: 45 mL to t

9 t
Approximate equivalent:
1 t = 5 mL
45 mL = 45 / 5 = 9 t  Convert: 66 lb to kg

30 kg
Approximate equivalent:
1 kg = 2.2 lb
66 lb = 66 / 2.2= 30 kg  Convert: 0.5 g to gr

gr viiss
Approximate equivalent:
1 g = gr xv = gr 15
0.5 g = 0.5 X 15 = gr 7.5 = gr viiss  Convert: gr 1/300 to mg

0.2 mg
Approximate equivalent:
gr 1/300 =
1/300 X 60/1 = 1/5 mg =
0.2 mg  The doctor advises his patient to drink at least 2000 mL of fluid per day. The patient should have at least ? 8 ounce glasses of water per day?

8 x 8 ounce glasses
2000 mL = 2 L
2 L = qt ii = 64 oz
8X = 64 8X/8 = 64/8
X = 8 cups or 8 8oz glasses  A child needs 15 mL of a drug. How many teaspoonsful should he receive?

3 teaspoonsful
5 mL = 1 t