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Hi everyone

Have not posted in forever, but am a regular reader.

I need to give my boy George some infant ibuprofen, but have trouble understanding how to work out the dosage.

According to the rat guide:

10 mg/kg to 30 mg/kg, PO, q4hrs

So I assume its 10 mg per 30mg of weight.... but what does the PO and q4hrs mean?

George is 880g which would be 880 000mg so therefore 880 000 mg /30 x 10 = 29333ml?

I am so confused???

I don't know how much to give or how to work it out.

the box says ibuprofen 100mg / 5ml suspension.

I know he is fat he is going on a diet as soon as i return from my summer vacation/long weekend next week.

Thanks in advance for anyone willing to help.
 

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ok read it again... man I failed science in school so this is not my forte - give me trigg and geometry any day and I can do that.

so its 10 - 30 mg per Kg

now i just need to figure out the mg to ml .....
 

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This is what I got


15 x 880 /1000 = 13.2 (The 15 is the avg (imo) for 10-30mg per Kg)

13.20/20 = 0.66 (The 20 is from 100mg /5ml therefore 100mg/5ml = 20 per 1 ml of ibuprofen)

Therefore 0.66 ml of ibuprofen ?
 
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