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Question 1 of 10
A 3-year-old child who weighs 15 kg has been prescribed digoxin at a maintenance dose of 10 mcg/kg daily in two divided doses for the treatment of supraventricular arrhythmia.
How many mL of Lanoxin PG Elixir (digoxin) 50 mcg/mL should this child be given for each dose? Give your answer to one decimal place.Correct
Question 2 of 10
A 10-year-old child suffers from mild eczema. His mother presents a prescription for him for an ointment to be used as a daily moisturiser. You are asked to prepare 250g of this ointment containing 60% w/w white soft paraffin, 35.5% w/w yellow soft paraffin and 4.5% w/w calamine.
What quantity in grams of yellow soft paraffin is required? Give your answer to the nearest whole number.Correct
Question 3 of 10
A 10 month old baby weighing 8.5kg is prescribed phenoxymethylpenicillin oral solution for a chest infection. She has been prescribed a dose 50mg/kg/day to be given four times a day for 7 days.
How many mL of phenoxymethylpenicillin 125mg/5ml oral solution should be given to the baby per dose? Give your answer to one decimal place.Correct
Question 4 of 10
You are working in the hospital and the lab technician from the manufacturing unit explains to you that he has been asked to prepare sodium chloride 0.9% w/v solution needed for infusion from a stock solution of sodium chloride 15%w/v.
What volume of water in litres will the lab technician require to add to the 300ml of sodium chloride 15%w/v to produce the required strength? Give your answer to one decimal place.Correct
Question 5 of 10
You have a tube containing 35g of a hydrocortisone cream. The packaging states that the cream contains 52mg of hydrocortisone acetate.
What is the strength of the cream in % w/w? Give your answer to two decimal places.Correct
Question 6 of 10
Master B, weighing 28lb, has been admitted to hospital and has been diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome. The specialist doctor prescribes spironolactone 25mg/5ml at a dose of 3mg/kg daily in two divided doses.
How many mL of spironolactone 25mg/5ml should Master B receive for each dose? Give your answer to one decimal place.Correct
Question 7 of 10
You are required to prepare 375 mL of a solution of copper sulphate of such strength that, when diluted 40 times with water a 1 in 8,000 solution is produced.
What is the correct quantity in grams of copper sulphate needed to prepare this solution? Give your answer to one decimal place.Correct
Question 8 of 10
You receive a prescription for trimethoprim at a dose of 4 mg/kg every 12 hours (max. 200mg) for a 7-year-old child who weighs 23kg.
What is the correct volume in mL of trimethoprim 50mg/5mL suspension that this child should be given for each dose? Give your answer to one decimal place.Correct
Question 9 of 10
You are instructed to prepare Potassium Citrate Mixture BP to fulfil an order from your local hospital.
The formula for Potassium Citrate Mixture BP is provided below.
Potassium citrate BP 300 g
Citric acid monohydrate BP 50 g
Lemon spirit BP 5 mL
Quillaia tincture BP 10 mL
Syrup BP 250 mL
Double strength chloroform water BP 300 mL
Water for preparations to 1000 mL
How many mL of Quillaia tincture BP is required to make 350 mL of Potassium Citrate Mixture BP? Give your answer to one decimal place.Correct
Question 10 of 10
A patient who is being treated for alcohol withdrawal is prescribed chlordiazepoxide 10mg qds on day 1. The dose is to be decreased by 5mg each day over the next 7 days then stop.
What is the total quantity of chlordiazepoxide 5mg capsules that you would supply to this patient?Correct