TITLE

Which weight for weight-based dosage regimens in obese patients?

AUTHOR(S)
Erstad, Brian L.
PUB. DATE
November 2002
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;11/1/2002, Vol. 59 Issue 21, p2105
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the rationale for using a weight other than total body weight for weight-based medication calculations in adult obese patients. Review of terminologies related to weight-based dosage regimens; Rationale for common dosing equations; Effects of obesity on organ function and protein binding; Selection of weight for the initiation of weight-based dosage regimens.
ACCESSION #
7714224

 

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