Cowling's Rule Calculator

The method for determining the child's pediatric dosage of a drug is Cowling's Rule. Children vary in their weight, size, tolerances, etc. The weight and overall health of the child must be taken into consideration while dosing a drug. Using Cowling's Rule Calculator, add input to child age and adult dose in order to calculate the dosage.

Cowling's Rule for Child Pediatric Dosage

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The method for determining the child's pediatric dosage of a drug is Cowling's Rule. Children vary in their weight, size, tolerances, etc. The weight and overall health of the child must be taken into consideration while dosing a drug. Using Cowling's Rule Calculator, add input to child age and adult dose in order to calculate the dosage.

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Formula:

Child Dose = ((Age of the Child + 1) x Adult Dose) / 24

Example

The normal adult dosage of a drug is 25 mg. What dosage of it should be given for a 5 year old child based on the cowling's rule?

   = ((5+1) x 25) / 24
   = 6.25 mg

Note :This statistics calculator is presented for your own personal use and is to be used as a guide only. Medical and other decisions should NOT be based on the results of this calculator. Although this calculator has been tested, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of its calculations or results.

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