Fosphenytoin Load

Fosphenytoin Load

Fosphenytoin Load

Fosphenytoin Load

1.Desired Concentration?
2.Actual Concentration?
3.Weight?
Created by on 01/08/2015

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About this Calculator

This formula calculates the fosphenytoin loading dose. Rapidly achieving a therapeutic antiepileptic drug level is important in certain clinical situations. Intravenous phenytoin loading achieves a therapeutic level significantly faster than oral loading. Intravenous fosphenytoin is a phenytoin prodrug that allows for minimized infusion-site reactions and a faster infusion rate (150 mg/min).

References

Swadron SP et al.

A comparison of phenytoin-loading techniques in the emergency department.

Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2004, 11 (3): 244-52

The Fosphenytoin Load calculator is created by QxMD.

1. Desired Concentration?

µg/mL
Created by on 01/08/2015

By using this site you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by our terms of use and privacy policy. All content and tools are for educational use only, are not meant to be a substitute for professional advice and should not be used for medical diagnosis and/or medical treatment.

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