Question #34891

7. A prescription is written for 300mg of an antibiotic to be given by mouth every 8 hours for 10 days. The antibiotic comes in an oral suspension in a concentration of 100mg/5ml, and is available in a 150 ml bottle. One bottle of antibiotic costs $600.00. The technician did the calculation to determine the number of bottles to reconstitute. They determined they needed 6 bottles and continued with reconstituting the 6 bottles and preparing the labels. On final check the pharmacist was very upset because the technician has cost the pharmacy money because of a poor calculating. How many bottles should have been reconstituted and how much money was lost by the pharmacy?

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