The child with bacterial meningitis has an order for ampicillin 1 g IV ever 6 hr. The patient weighs 25 kg.

2. The child with bacterial meningitis has an order for ampicillin 1 g IV ever 6 hr. The patient weighs 25 kg. The drug reference manual states the following about the dosage of ampicillin for child older than 1 month of age: 200 – 400 mg per kg per day in divided doses every 6 hr. (not to exceed 12 g per day). The maximum dose of the ampicillin for this patient is ___________ g every 6 hr.

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