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You give 0.75mg per kilograms of the weight of the patient. How

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You give 0.75mg per kilograms of the weight of the patient.
How many mg do i give the patient if he weighs 80 kg, twice a day?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Lisa, MSN, FNP-BC, CCRN replied 6 years ago.

An 80 kg person should receive a dose of 60 mg.


If the 0.75 mg/kg is the total daily dose, you will want to give 30 mg twice a day.


However, if the patient is to receive 0.75 mg/kg each time, then this will be 60 mg BID.


You will need to refer to your original question. The information is likely there, and you just omitted it for your posting. Refer to the 0.75 mg per kg if it is odered as total daily dose (divided) or is 0.75 mg/kg BID.


I hope this helps. If you have any questions, please let me know.



Edited by Lisa, MSN, FNP-BC, CCRN on 12/16/2009 at 1:33 AM EST
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