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Cytoxan® (cyclophosphamide)

by Bob Noone

A physician is prescribing Cytoxan® tablets. The patient is to take one dose daily for 14 days. The recommended dose is 2.5mg/kg daily in the morning. If the patient weighs 176 pounds, how many Cytoxan® 50 mg tablets must be dispensed to fill the prescription properly?
A. 270
B. 135
C. 56
D. 28

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Cytoxan problem
by: Brad Wojcik, Pharm D

176 lb(1 kg/2.2 lb)(2.5 mg/kg day)(14 day)(1 tab/50 mg) = 56 tabs

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