# How do I know how much medication to give?

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## How do I know how much medication to give?

A basic formula, solving for x, guides us in the setting up of an equation: D/H x Q = x, or Desired dose (amount) = ordered Dose amount/amount on Hand x Quantity.

## Is 5 mL half a teaspoon?

If you use a teaspoon, it should be a measuring spoon. Also, remember that 1 level teaspoon equals 5 mL and that ½ a teaspoon equals 2.5 mL.

## How many mL is 12.5 mg?

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) Dose Table

Child’s weight (pounds) | 20-24 | 50-99 |
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Liquid 12.5 mg/ 5 milliliters (mL) | 4 | 10 |

Liquid 12.5 mg/ 1 teaspoon (tsp) | ¾ | 2 |

Chewable 12.5 mg | — | 2 |

Tablets 25 mg | — | 1 |

## What is .5 mL on a syringe?

The dose is measured by lining up the top ring of the plunger tip with the 5mL calibration marking (where the arrow points). This means there is 5mL of liquid in this syringe. Do not use the tip of the dome or the lower ring of the plunger tip when reading the amount of liquid in the syringe.

## How much is 1 mL on a syringe?

In other words, one milliliter (1 ml) is equal to one cubic centimeter (1 cc). This is a three-tenths milliliter syringe. It may be called a “0.3 ml” syringe or “0.3 cc” syringe.

## How do I measure 5 ml?

- 1 mL = 1 cc.
- 2.5 mL = 1/2 teaspoon.
- 5 mL = 1 teaspoon.
- 15 mL = 1 tablespoon.
- 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon.

## Is 2 teaspoons the same as 10 ml?

10mL equals two teaspoons (2tsp). A tablespoon is three times bigger than a teaspoon and three teaspoons equal one tablespoon (1Tbsp or 1Tb). One tablespoon also equals 15mL.

## How can I measure 25 ml at home?

This measurement converter chart will help you figure out the liquid measurements called for.

- 0.5 ml = ⅛ teaspoon.
- 1 ml = ¼ teaspoon.
- 2 ml = ½ teaspoon.
- 5 ml = 1 teaspoon.
- 15 ml = 1 tablespoon.
- 25 ml = 2 tablespoons.
- 50 ml = 2 fluid ounces = ¼ cup.
- 75 ml = 3 fluid ounces = ⅓ cup.

## How many teaspoons is 30 ml of Nyquil?

Directions

adults & children 12 yrs & over | 30 mL (2 TBSP) every 4 hrs |
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children 6 to under 12 yrs | 15 mL (1 TBSP) every 4 hrs |

children 4 to under 6 yrs | ask a doctor |

children under 4 yrs | do not use |

## How can I measure a teaspoon without a teaspoon?

3. Hand Comparisons

- 1/8 teaspoon = 1 pinch between thumb, index and middle fingers.
- 1/4 teaspoon = 2 pinches between thumb, index and middle fingers.
- 1/2 teaspoon = Cup your hand, pour a quarter sized amount in your palm.
- 1 teaspoon = Top joint of index finger.
- 1 tablespoon = Entire thumb.

## How can I measure 5 ml without a measuring cup?

A teaspoon is 5ml, so if you have metric measuring items, such as a measuring jug or even a clean medicine cap, you can do a quick measurement that way. Otherwise, the tip of your index finger from your first knuckle to the tip is roughly equal around a teaspoon.

## How can I measure 5 ml at home?

Measurement conversion tips: 1 teaspoon (tsp) = 5 milliliters (mL) 3 teaspoons (tsp) = 1 tablespoon (tbsp) 1 tablespoon (Tbsp) = 15 milliliters (mL)

## How can I measure a cup without a measuring tool?

What Can I Use Instead of Measuring Cups?

- 1/8 teaspoon is about one good pinch between your thumb and both your forefinger and middle finger.
- 1/4 teaspoon is about two good pinches between your thumb and both your forefinger and middle finger.
- A teaspoon is about the size of the tip of your finger (joint to tip).

## How much of a cup is a tablespoon?

Volume Equivalents (liquid)* | ||
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16 tablespoons | 1 cup | 8 fluid ounces |

2 cups | 1 pint | 16 fluid ounces |

2 pints | 1 quart | 32 fluid ounces |

4 quarts | 1 gallon | 128 fluid ounces |

## Does 16 tbsp equal 1 cup?

There are 16 tablespoons in one cup.

## What is a quarter cup equal to?

People use cups mostly in the kitchen for baking and other measuring purposes. A quarter cup can also be stated as 0.25 of a cup (which is half of the half) or in US tablespoon it can be 4 tablespoons as well. As shown in the chart above, a quarter cup has 2 ounces in it, which also answers the question stated above.

## How much is in a teaspoon?

A teaspoon is a unit of volume measure equal to 1/3 tablespoon. It is exactly equal to 5 mL. In the USA there are 16 teaspoons in 1/3 cup, and there are 6 teaspoons in 1 fluid ounce. “Teaspoon” may be abbreviated as t (note: lowercase letter t) or tsp.

## Is a teaspoon heaped or level?

Dry ingredients A rounded teaspoon is a larger but less precise measure, produced by heaping the ingredient as high as possible without leveling the ingredient off. A heaping or heaped teaspoon is an even larger inexact measure consisting of the amount obtained by scooping the dry ingredient up without leveling it off.

## Does t mean teaspoon?

Teaspoon = t. or tsp. Tablespoon = T. or tbsp.

## Does 2 teaspoons make 1 tablespoon?

When working with a limited set of measuring spoons or scaling your favorite recipes up or down, memorizing this kitchen fact will save time: 1 tablespoon is equal to 3 teaspoons.