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#### JennLyn6

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##### drug dose for patients
« on: March 19, 2004, 04:47:16 PM »
an order was written for a patient to receive 30mg/kgm/day of amoxicillan.  The patient weighed 55kgm.  How much drug should the patient recieve daily?

Edit: edited title for better indexing. Mitch
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2004, 08:00:09 PM »
55 *30 will give you the answer in mgs. If you want to know why, let us know. Just a matter of dimensional analysis.
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#### JennLyn6

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##### Re:help me PLEASE
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2004, 09:26:24 PM »
THANK YOU SO MUCH!, but can you please email me the work as well...thank you

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2004, 10:21:51 PM »
The units of the dosage is 30mg/(kg*day) multiply that by the patients mass 55kg.

30mg/(kg*day) * 55kg = 165 mg/day . That's because the units cancelef to give you only mg/day left. Let me know if you need more detail then this.
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