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*Pharmacy Tech. Math Formulas

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The Fraction Proportion Method
dosage unit/dose on hand=amount to administer/desired dose OR Q/H=A/D
The Ratio Proportion Method
dosage unit:dose on hand::amount to dispense:desired dose OR Q:H::A:D
The Formula Method
desired dose/dose on hand X dosage unit = amount to administer OR D/H x Q=A
1 kilogram (kg) metric weight
=1000gram (g)
1 gram (g) metric weight
=0.001kilogram (kg)
1 gram (g) metric weight
=1000milligrams (mg)
1 milligram (mg) metric weight
=0.001gram (g)
1 milligram (mg) metric weight
=1000micrgrams (mcg)
1 microgram (mcg) metric weight
=0.001milligram (mg)
1 liter (L) metric fluid
=1000milliliters (mL)
1 milliliter (mL) metric fluid
=0.001 liter (L)
1 milliliter (mL) metric fluid
=1 cubic centimeter (CC)