How Do Docs Prescribe Kids’ Meds? Guess

May 9, 2012

The last time your doctor gave you a prescription, it likely came with specific information on the correct and safe dosage to take, determined  from years of clinical trials. But when kids need certain prescription drugs, such as statins, morphine, anesthetic or the asthma drug prednisone, doctors sometimes have to guess how much to give them based on the child’s weight. (ABC News)

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