Child dose by young's rule

6. Patient-based Dose 6.1) Pediatric dose 6.1.2) Young’s rule

6.1.2.1) Child dose calculation Easy 1


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If an adult's dose for a particuler drug is 250 mg, what would be the dose for a 2 year old child.


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lb equals 35.71 mg kg

Here Adult dose = 250 mg
Age = 2 yr

Young’s rule, based on age:

Child dose ` =(AGE)/(AGE + 12) Ă— ADULT \quad DOSE \quad (mg)`
`\quad\quad\quad\quad\quad\quad\quad\quad = (2)/(2 + 12) Ă— 250 \quad mg = 35.71 \quad mg` Ans.


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