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Pediatric Dosages Based on Body Weight











































Lorabid is prescribed for a 2 year old.

The physician orders 30 milligrams per kilogram.

The child weighs 21 pounds.

Oral suspension is for 100 milligrams per 5 milliliters.

How many milliliters will you give in divided doses per 12 hours?

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Feb 07, 2013
Pediatric Dosages
by: Staff


Answer


Convert the weight of the 2 year old child from pounds to kilograms

Convert pounds to kilograms by dividing body weight in pounds by 2.20462262184878 (most people use 2.2)

= 21 pounds ÷ 2.20462262184878

= 9.52543977 kg


Calculate the daily dosage

= 30 milligrams per kilogram per day × 9.52543977 kilograms

= 285.7631931 milligrams per day


Calculate the daily volume

(Calculate the daily volume using this proportion. Solve for "Daily Volume". )

5 milliliters / 100 milligrams = (Daily Volume) / 285.7631931 milligrams per day

(Daily Volume) = (5 milliliters / 100 milligrams) * 285.7631931 milligrams per day

(Daily Volume) = 14.288159655 milliliters per day

or

(Daily Volume) = 14.3 milliliters per day



Calculate dose given every 12 hours

= 14.3 milliliters / 2

= 7.15 milliliters every 12 hours

Final Answer:

7.15 milliliters every 12 hours





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