# 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?

### Comments for Pediatric Dosages Based on Body Weight

 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 Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com