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  Dose Adjustment for Body Surface Area

 
Input
 
Standard Dose  
Height  
Weight  

 
Results
 
 
BSA   m2
Adjusted Dose  
 
Decimal Precision  

 
     
 
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Notes
  • In this calculator, mcg is the abbreviation for micrograms.
  • The default unit of measure for weight is kilograms. Please verify that the correct unit of measure has been selected.
  • This calculator uses the DuBois method to determine BSA.
  • Dose adjustment for BSA is not appropriate for all medications or patients.

 
Equations used
 
BSA = 0.007184 * Height0.725 * Weight0.425
AdjustedDose = StandardDose * BSA / 1.73

 

 
References
  1. Gerald, MC, O'Bannon. In: Nursing pharmacology and therapeutics 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall Incorporated 1988. LCCN: 87014471 LOC Logo
  2. Dubois D, Dubois EF. A formula to estimate the approximate surface area if height and weight be known. Arch Intern Med. 1916; 17:863-871.

 
Associated Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes [LOINC]
 
Parameter LOINC's and Suggested Units
Height 8302-2 : cm      
Weight 29463-7 : kg      3141-9 : kg      8350-1 : kg      8351-9 : kg      

 
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