by Paul Tsurui
How much medication should a 70lb child receive if the adult dose is 250mg?
Reply: (by Keith)
It depends: what you need to know is either 1)which method the prescriber prefers, or 2) Which method the pharmacist wants to use, or 3) the guidelines set by the institution. Since this website is primarily a study guide to prepare for the PTCB or ExCPT, this question would normally be followed by "using Clarks rule" or "using Youngs rule". Those formulas can be found on this page. Let's say that within the question it asked for Clarks' rule. Calculate that and leave your answer in a comment box below this.