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Pediatric antibiotic standardized dosing

September 7, 2010 by Friend

I have a question regarding pediatric antibioitic standardized dosing. Because pediatric dosing is based on a mg/kg basis, this can lead to an unlimited range of individulaized doses. The measurement and packaging of individualized doses in a unit dose drug distribution system is labor intensive, error prone and potentially wasteful. Has anyone developed/utilized a standardized dosing program that permits the pharmacist to round off prescribed doses to the nearest packaged size available, without contacting the physician? If so, can you provide details on the process and any cost-saving data if available??

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