Parenteral dosage based on age and condition being treated

6. Patient-based Dose 6.4) Disease state 6.4.1) Disease State Dose based on condition Normal 1

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By using the shown Table, calculate the IV drug dose for a 155-lb 4-oz patient who has a life threating infections.

Dose Rout Freq
Urinary tract infection 250mg IV or IM q12h
Bone and join infections 2g IV q12h
Pneumonia 500mg - 1g IV or IM q8h
Mild skin infections 500mg - 1g IV or IM q8h
Life threating infectios 2g IV q8h
Lung infections
(normal kidney function)
IV q8h
Neonates (up to 1 month) 30mg IV q12h
Infants and Children
(1 month to 12 year)
30 mg - 50 mg IV q12h

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lb equals 140.97 g kg

  • Weight of the patient
    `= 155 \quad lb \quad 4\quad oz`
    `= 155 × 454 + 4 × 28.35` g
    `= 70483.4 \quad g `
    `= 70.4834 \quad kg `
  • dose `= (2 \quad g)/(1 \quad kg) × 70.4834 \quad kg` = 140.9668 g every 8 Hr. Ans.

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