Chapter 5. Reducing and Enlarging Formulas (1 of 6) Sample Questions

1. The amount of ingredients given below is contained in a total of 40 capsules. What would be the quantity of each ingredient required to make 16 capsules.

Belladonna extract 0.4 g
Ephedrine sulfate 0.64 g
Phenobarbital 0.8 g
Aspirin 12 g
  1. A. 16 g each of the ingredients.
  2. B. 16 g belladonna, 25 g ephedrine sulfate, 32 g phenobarbital, 4.8 g aspirin
  3. C. 10 g belladonna, 1.6 g ephedrine sulfate, 2 g phenobarbital, 30 g aspirin
  4. D. 0.16 g belladonna, 0.256 g ephedrine sulfate, 0.32 g phenobarbital, 4.8 g aspirin
Ans: D
Solution:
Belladonna extract: (0.4 g)/(40 capsules) x 16 capsules=0.16 g

Ephedrine sulfate: (0.64 g)/(40 capsules) x 16 capsules=0.256 g

Phenobarbital: (0.8 g)/(40 capsules) x 16 capsules=0.32 g

Aspirin: (12 g)/(40 capsules) x 16 capsules=4.8 g