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Weight based dosing Simple DA method

6. Patient-based Dose 6.2) Body Weight 6.2.1) Body weight General

6.2.1.1) Drug dose based on body weight Easy 1


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An anticancer drug dose for patient is 65 mcg/kg of body weight. What would be the usual dose in milligrams for a patient weighing 98 lb?


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lb equals 2.89 mg kg

Simple DA method (with drug’s weight in starting numerator).

`(65 \quad mcg)/(1\quad kg) × 98 \quad lb × (0.454\quad kg)/(1\quad lb) × (1\quad mg)/(1000\quad mcg)`


`\quad \quad \quad \quad \quad \quad \quad \quad\quad \quad \quad \quad \quad = 2.89 \quad mg \quad Ans.`