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Loading Dose of an Aminoglycosides for a Patient Who is Underweight

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Underweight patients (those whose body weight is less than 75% of the ideal body weight) should have the loading dose of an aminoglycoside higher than that indicated by the body weight alone. This relates to the volume of distribution for the antibiotic.

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