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Loading and Maintenance Doses for an Oral Drug

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

An oral drug regimen often requires a loading dose to rapidly achieve the desired blood levels. There area several ways that this dose can be calculated. At steady state, the rate of drug administration needs to equal the elimination rate.

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