the daily dose of amplicillin for the treatment of an ear infection is 115 mg/kg of body weight.

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If ampicillin tablets are available in 250. mg size, what is the number of tablets that a 33.5 lb child must take per day? What is the process for converting?

Sep 1st, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

First we convert the weight of the child into kgs.

1pound=0.453592kg

33.5=  ???

33.5*0.453592

=15.19534kg.

115mg is given to a 1kg child.

how much does a 15.19534kg child need?

115*15.19534/1

=1747.4641mg

1 tablet is 250mg. What about 1747.4641mg


No. of tablets=1747.4641/250

=6.9898564

=7 tablets

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