Pediatric Dosage Rules/ Learn
Amie Bedgood, Austin Community College

Young's Rule

Young’s Rule: utilizes similar concepts as Fried’s Rule except it is based on the child’s age in years. When given the adult dose of a medication it is possible to use this formula to find the correct pediatric dose.

Pediatric dose =
child's age in years
child's age in years + 12 years
x Adult Dose


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