Regimen: VC for Chemotherapy

6. Patient-based Dose 6.5) Chemo Dose Clculation 6.5.1) Intravenous dose of VC

6.5.1.1)Intravenous dose per cycle of vinorelbine Normal 1


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Regimen : VC
Cycle: 28 days, repeat for 2 - 8 cycles

  • Vinorelbine, 25 mg/m2, IV , D 1,8,15,22
  • Cisplatin, 100 mg/m2, IV , D 1
For Cisplatin calculate total intravenous dose per cycle for a patient measuring 4 feet 8 inches in height and weighing 176 lb.


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lb equals 177.68 mg kg

  • The patient height
    = 4 feet 8 inches
    = ( 4 × 12 + 8 ) inch
    = 56 inch
    = 56 × 2.54 cm
    = 142.24 cm

  • patient weight
    = 176 lb
    = 176 × 0.454 kg
    = 79.9 kg

  • BSA for the patient is

    BSA `= \quad sqrt(( Height (cm) × Weight (Kg) )/(3600))`

    ` \quad \quad \quad = sqrt(( 142.24 \quad cm × 79.9 \quad Kg )/(3600)) = 1.7768 ` m2

  • For Cisplatin :
    `( 100 \quad mg)/( 1 \quad m^2 )` × 1.7768 m2 × 1 (days of treatment)
    = 177.68 mg Ans.


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