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# Dosages as Determined by Body Weight

.Topic: Dosages according to kilogram of body weight
1. Calculate the following dosages according to kilogram of body weight.
a. The physician ordered Polymox (amoxicillin) oral suspension 20 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 8 hours for a child who weights 66 pounds. Convert pounds to kilograms and then calculate the prescribed dosage. ____mg every______ hours
b. The physician ordered Kefzol (cefazolin sodium) IM 25 mg/kg/day in three equal doses every 8 hours for a child who weighs 50 pounds. Convert pounds to kilograms and then calculate the prescribed dosage. ______ mg every _____ hours
c. The physician ordered Velosef (cephradine) IM 50 mg/kg/day in equally divided doses four times a day for a child who weighs 40 pounds. Convert pounds to kilograms and then calculate the prescribed dosage. ______ mg every _____ hours
d. The physician ordered Tegopen (cloxacillin sodium) oral solution 50 mg/kg in equally divided doses at 6-hour intervals for a child who weighs 23 pounds. Convert pounds to kilograms and then calculate the prescribed dosage. ______ mg every _____ hours

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