Learn How to Calculate Child Pediatric Dose using Fried's Rule - Tutorial

Calculate child pediatric dose using Fried's Rule - Tutorial with Definition, Formula and Example

Definition:

Fried rule is a method, to estimate the medicine dosage for a child, by dividing the age of the child (in months) by 150 lbs. Then multiply the result by the adult's dosage

Formula:
Child dose = (Age of child in month / 150 lbs) x Average adult dose
Example:

Calculate the child dose for 1 year old baby, where the adult dose of the medicine is 400mg

Given,

Age of child in month = 12 months Average Adult dose = 400mg

To find,

Child's dose

Solution:

Let us calculate the value of Child's dose. Substitute the values in the formula,

Child dose = (Age of child in month / 150 lbs) x Average adult dose
= (12 / 150 lbs) x 400mg
Child dose= 32mg

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