Dose calculation based on BSA

6. Patient-based Dose 6.3) Body Surface Area 6.3.1) Body Surface Area Dose based on BSA Easy 1

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If the adult dose of a drug is 450 mg, calculate the approximate dose for a child with a BSA of 0.71 m2

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lb equals 319.50 mg kg

  • Here Patient's BSA = 0.71 `m^2`
  • Adult dose for patient = 450 mg

  • We know that,
    Patient's dose (mg) = `(Patient's \quad BSA \quad m^2)/(1.73 \quad m^2)` × Drug dose (mg)

    Patient's Dose = `(0.71 \quad m^2)/(1.73 \quad m^2)` × 450 mg = 319.5 mg Ans.