Fosphenytoin Load

Questions

1.Desired Concentration?
2.Actual Concentration?
3.Weight?

About

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

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Created by on 01/09/2015

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1. Desired Concentration?

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