Children’s Medication Dosage Guide
Guide to children’s medication
Ensure that medication dosage is suitable for use in children.
For children over two years of age:-
Paediatric (child) dose = (Age in years x Adult dose) ÷ (Age in years +12)
E.g. for a child aged 7 years old with medicine requiring 15mL for one dose: (7×15)÷(7+12) = 5.5mL
For children under two years of age:-
Paediatric (child) dose = (Age in months x Adult Dose) ÷ 150
Most medication suitable for children will have a age or weight dosage guide on the labelling.