### Recomended dose by body weight

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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A pharmacist compounds a suspension from a novel drug capsules to contain 12 mg of drug per milliliter. Using Table shown, calculate the single dose in milliliters for a pediatric patient weighing 35.7 lb.
Body Weight Recomended dose x
5 days
15kg or less 450 mg twice daily
15.1to 23 kg 675 mg twice daily
23.1to 40 kg 900 mg twice daily
40.1 kg or more 1125 mg twice daily

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lb equals 56.25 ml kg

• Here patient's weight
 = 35.7 \quad lb × (0.454 \quad kg)/(1 \quad lb) = 16.2078 \quad kg
• Body Weight Recomended dose x
5 days
15kg or less 450 mg twice daily
15.1to 23 kg 675 mg twice daily
23.1to 40 kg 900 mg twice daily
40.1 kg or more 1125 mg twice daily
• From Table, the dose for the pediatric patient is 675 mg.
Therefore,
675 \quad mg × (1\quad ml)/(12 \quad mg) = 56.25 \quad ml Ans.