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Prescribing in the Obese Adult

Larger doses should be considered in the obese adult (BMI > 30 kg/m2).

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General Advice

Pharmacokinetic Considerations

General Advice

Pharmacokinetic Considerations

Loading Doses

Maintenance Doses

Normal dosing weights for a 170 cm tall, 70 kg person, are 44 kg for a female and 55 kg for a male.

For metabolised drugs, the dose is estimated using this calculation.

Using eGFR from the Laboratory in Dosing

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Topic Code: 93237