Calculate Pediatric Dosage
dose measurements can be mg, mcg, mcg/kg/day, mg/day, dl, ml, etc.
Because the body mass of
infants and children is smaller and their metabolism different
from that of adults, the dosage for them is usually less
than the adult dosage. For this reason, you need methods or rules
to calculate pediatric dosages.
Calculate pediatric dosage
Most drugs in children
are dosed according to body weight or body surface area (BSA).For many years, pediatric dosage calculations used pediatric formulas such as Fried’s rule, Young’s rule, Clark’s rule and Nomogram Method.Various
formulas have been devised to calculate pediatric dosage from a
standard adult dose, and the most accurate being body surface area.
Dosing also varies by indication, therefore diagnostic information is helpful when calculating doses.
Pediatric Dosage Rule.