Pediatric Doses Calculations

  1. Are there websites that showed how to calculate SAFE DOSE RANGE or dosage meds for pediatrics. Anybody know of any??

    Thanks
    Last edit by willdgate on Nov 5, '06
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  3. by   willdgate
    Anybody??
  4. by   sara52g
    You can check out this website:
    http://www.medcalc.com/pedidose.html
    but you would have to know for each specific medication what would be the appropriate weight-based dose. For example, tylenol is 10-15 mg/kg/dose, plug in the weight in the website and you'll get your dose.
    To get your drug/dosage info i dont know of any websites, but the Harriet Lane Handbook is a great and widely used peds drug guide that will give you all of that.
  5. by   nursepotter05
    lexi-comp is a good one.
  6. by   ElvishDNP
    I second the use of Harriet Lane. We used it all the time in my former peds job.
  7. by   tcarol
    Quote from willdgate
    Anybody??
    I need help with this also
  8. by   nurs4kids
    We use Lexi-comp as well. Another good one is Micromedex.
  9. by   peds77
    well i use this simple calculation

    dose wanted x ml per mg on bottle Divided by mg on bottle
    ex. Zantac comes 150mg/10 cc
    Order reads give 3mg zantac po bid
    3 x 10 = 30 30 divided by 150 = 0.2 cc po bid

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