• Solvents and diluents, such as water, vanishing cream base, and white petrolatum, are considered to be a percent strength of zero (0).
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5 million units of Penicillin G Aqueous are being delivered in 1 L of D5W over 12 hours. How much drug will be administered per hour?
(Total mg / Total hrs) = (X / 1 hr)
5,000,000 units / 12 hrs = X mg / 1 hr
→ 12 hr * X = 5,000,000 units * 1 hr
→ 12X = 5,000,000 units
→ X = 5,000,000 units / 12
→ X = 416,666.67 units
The infusion will provide 416,667 units
of the medication per hour.