|Description:||- Paediatric drug doses are based on a child’s weight, on a milligram per kilogram basis.- When a child’s weight is known, it is better to administer according to their weight rather than their age.- When a child is clearly larger or smaller than would be expected for their age (their parents/carers will often be aware of this), an ‘older’ or ‘younger’ Page for Age chart should be selected for that child, dependent on the chart that most closely reflects their actual weight.|
|Date Update Posted Online:||September 7, 2017|
|Section Title:||Drugs Overview|
|Guidelines Print Date:||September 20, 2017|
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