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    Tablets Paracetamol 500mg
    2 tds
    (20)

    girl - 11 yrs old

    I don't get what's wrong with it, the max does for someone who is that old is 4g. If 2 were taken 3 times a day then thats 6*500mg = 3g?
    3rd yr pharmacy student - bath

  • #2
    Re: What's wrong with this script

    under 12s usually get liquid?

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    • #3
      Re: What's wrong with this script

      Originally posted by lamzee View Post
      under 12s usually get liquid?
      hmm fair enough but why not tablets. Is it an overdose though?
      3rd yr pharmacy student - bath

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      • #4
        Re: What's wrong with this script

        I would ask if the child was as big as an average 12 year old , and if so, allow it to be dispensed

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        • #5
          Re: What's wrong with this script

          Originally posted by lamzee View Post
          I would ask if the child was as big as an average 12 year old , and if so, allow it to be dispensed
          but there is no overdose
          3rd yr pharmacy student - bath

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          • #6
            Re: What's wrong with this script

            Originally posted by giggsy View Post
            but there is no overdose
            It's higher than on the back of a bottle of calpol 6+

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            • #7
              Re: What's wrong with this script

              Don't quite follow..do you know, or have a reason to think there's something wrong with it? I suppose there could be a body-weight issue..is she an amputee? Off the wall maybe, but I came across an adult patient with no legs who weighed 6 stone...
              Don't Stop Believing

              http://youtube.com/watch?v=rnT7nYbCSvM

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              • #8
                Re: What's wrong with this script

                Originally posted by giggsy View Post
                Tablets Paracetamol 500mg
                2 tds
                (20)

                girl - 11 yrs old

                I don't get what's wrong with it, the max does for someone who is that old is 4g. If 2 were taken 3 times a day then thats 6*500mg = 3g?
                i do not see any problem with the script! would dispense and double check if the patient is able to take tablets..... well the prescriber should double check if he is happy with tablets or liquid form.
                [COLOR=Olive]xxxx They tried to break my back, but i survived. whatever doesn't kill you, will only makes you stronger xxxx
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                • #9
                  Re: What's wrong with this script

                  I think my thread title is a bit misleading. I am practising with this script and I found nothing wrong with the dose but laura(also on this forum) said there could be a possible overdose? and I should question the formulation but I don't see any problem with the dose and even tablet form is fine.
                  3rd yr pharmacy student - bath

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                  • #10
                    Re: What's wrong with this script

                    Originally posted by giggsy View Post
                    I think my thread title is a bit misleading. I am practising with this script and I found nothing wrong with the dose but laura(also on this forum) said there could be a possible overdose? and I should question the formulation but I don't see any problem with the dose and even tablet form is fine.
                    maybe you are missing some legal requirement of Rx i.e signature of prescriber, future dated/out of date script? prescriber address? patient surname missing? dose not matching her PMR? is she on other paracetamol containing products?
                    Last edited by Rafael; 12, August 2008, 08:41 PM.
                    [COLOR=Olive]xxxx They tried to break my back, but i survived. whatever doesn't kill you, will only makes you stronger xxxx
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                    • #11
                      Re: What's wrong with this script

                      No overdose there...don't forget time spent asleep.
                      Don't Stop Believing

                      http://youtube.com/watch?v=rnT7nYbCSvM

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                      • #12
                        Re: What's wrong with this script

                        Originally posted by Fleegle View Post
                        No overdose there...don't forget time spent asleep.


                        lost me there matey
                        3rd yr pharmacy student - bath

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                        • #13
                          Re: What's wrong with this script

                          Well, assuming 8 hours sleep, a qds dose becomes 4-hourly, against 6-hourly if you're an insomniac..can make a difference..remember the 4-page kinetics questions? tds in this case is clearly safe with paracetamol either way.

                          Hey Laura..you've opened a can of worms here! ....
                          Don't Stop Believing

                          http://youtube.com/watch?v=rnT7nYbCSvM

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                          • #14
                            Re: What's wrong with this script

                            Originally posted by Fleegle View Post
                            Well, assuming 8 hours sleep, a qds dose becomes 4-hourly, against 6-hourly if you're an insomniac..can make a difference..remember the 4-page kinetics questions? tds in this case is clearly safe with paracetamol either way.

                            Hey Laura..you've opened a can of worms here! ....
                            ah ok, well she is wrong then and for once I am right
                            3rd yr pharmacy student - bath

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                            • #15
                              Re: What's wrong with this script

                              for an 11 year old the dose is 250-500mg qd ... but the rx is for 2 x 500mg (= 1000mg = 1g) td ... so 1g is an overdose if the recommend dose is 250-500mg

                              what she said
                              3rd yr pharmacy student - bath

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