EXAMPLE of Body Weight Formula converted from Pounds to Kilograms: The doctor ordered 15 mg of a medication per kilogram of body weight. How many grams will the patient receive if he weighs 176 lbs?
Convert lbs to kg: 176 lbs divided by 2.2 lbs = 80 kg
80 (kilograms) x 15 mg (dose per kilogram) =
1200 mg or 1.2 grams (amount to administer)