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A patient weighing 66 lbs. is prescribed Augmentin 30 mg/kg/day by mouth in divided doses every 8 hours. How many mg of the medication should the patient receive for each dose?

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Hello students, first we need to convert patient’s weight from pounds to kilograms. There are 2 .2 pounds in one kilogram. So 66 lbs per 2 .2 lbs per kg that will be equal to 30 kg. So this is a round figure rounded to the nearest tenth. Next we need to calculate the whole total daily dose of Augmentin for this patient. So that will be 30 mg per kg per day into 30 kg. That will be…

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