13 March, 2010

Drug preparations for children

There are several types of powder drugs such as granules, dry syrup for children
and liquid medicines are also available.

Basically, Drug dosages are calculated by body surface area or body weights of
each children.  

Roughly, drug dosages of child -----------

----------------12 year old : 2/3 of adult
-----------------7 year old : 1/2 of adult
-----------------3 year old : 1/3 of adult
-----------------1 year old : 1/4 of adult

Mini-Pharmacy in my clinic

This machine can do 21 packages at one time. 

Electronic Toploading Balance( Right, weight range =2g~500g,
readability=0.01g ).  A samples of divided ones(Left)

Liquid medicines for children.

Any questions: write to Keiji Hagiwara, MD