Regimen: Doxorubicin for an acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) patient

6. Patient-based Dose 6.5) Chemo Dose Clculation 6.5.2) Intravenous dose of Doxorubicin

6.5.2.1) Intravenous dose per cycle of Doxorubicin Normal 1


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Regimen : Doxorubicin for an acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) patient
Cycle: 28 days, repeat for 4-5 cycles

  • Doxorubicin, 65 mg/m2, IV , D 1
For doxorubicin calculate total intravenous dose per cycle for a patient measuring 6 feet in height and weighing 197 lb.


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lb equals 138.52 mg kg

  • The patient height
    = 6 feet
    = ( 6 × 12 ) inch
    = 72 inch
    = 72 × 2.54 cm
    = 182.88 cm

  • patient weight
    = 197 lb
    = 197 × 0.454 kg
    = 89.4 kg

  • BSA for the patient is

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

    ` \quad \quad \quad = sqrt(( 182.88 \quad cm × 89.4 \quad Kg )/(3600)) = 2.1311 ` m2

  • For Doxorubicin :
    `( 65 \quad mg)/( 1 \quad m^2 )` × 2.1311 m2 × 1 (days of treatment)
    = 138.5215 mg Ans.