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Drug Dosage

Please note - Dosage information listed on the Drugs.com website should be used as a guideline only. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist before changing the dosage of any medicines.

Pediatric Dosage Guides

Use these dosage charts for infants and children under 12 years old.

Dosage Charts (Infants & Children)

More about Dosage and Administration

The dose is the amount of drug taken at any one time. This can be expressed as the weight of drug (e.g. 250 mg), volume of drug solution (e.g. 10 mL, 2 drops), the number of dosage forms (e.g. 1 capsule, 1 suppository) or some other quantity (e.g. 2 puffs).

The dosage regimen is the frequency at which the drug doses are given. Examples include 2.5 mL twice a day, one tablet three times a day, one injection every four weeks.

The total daily dose is calculated from the dose and the number of times per day the dose is taken.

The dosage form is the physical form of a dose of drug. Common dosage forms include tablets, capsules, creams, ointments, aerosols and patches. Each dosage form may also have a number of specialized forms such as extended-release, buccal, dispersible and chewable tablets. The strength is the amount of drug in the dosage form or a unit of the dosage form (e.g. 500 mg capsule, 250 mg/5 mL suspension).

The route of administration is the way the dosage form is given. Common routes of administration include oral, rectal, inhalation, nasal and topical.

The optimal dosage is the dosage that gives the desired effect with minimum side effects.

There are many factors taken into consideration when deciding a dose of drug - including age of the patient, weight, sex, ethnicity, liver and kidney function and whether the patient smokes. Other medicines may also affect the drug dose.

Dosage instructions are written on the doctor's prescription or hospital chart, and on the pharmacy label of a prescribed medicine. Dosage instructions are also found on the packaging and inserts of over-the-counter medicines.

Drug Dosage A-Z Index

A

A-Hydrocort injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution → Ala Scalp scalp lotion AlaCort cream → Anafranil capsule Anagrelide → Aurovela 1 / 20 tablets Aurovela 24 Fe tablets → Azurette tablets

B

B-Donna Tablets tablet → Blincyto injection Blisovi 24 Fe tablets → Byvalson tablet, film coated

C

C-Nate DHA capsule, gelatin c → Ceftizoxime Ceftolozane / Tazobactam → Clarinex tablet, film coated; oral solution Clarinex-D 12 Hour tablet, extended release → Cozaar tablet, film coated CPM-PSE DM Drops oral liquid → Cytra-3 Oral Syrup syrup

D

D.H.E. 45 injection, solution → Dextromethorphan / Pheniramine / Phenylephrine Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine → Dulera aerosol Duloxetine → Dyzbac tablet

E

E-Z Disk tablet → Ergonovine Ergotamine → Ezogabine

F

FaBB Tablets tablet → Fondaparinux Foradil inhalation powder → Fycompa tablets, oral suspension

G

Gabapentin → Gynazole-1 vaginal cream

H

H.P. Acthar Gel injection → Hyzaar tablet, film coated

I

I3odine Max kit, capsules and solution → Isoproterenol Isoptin SR tablets → Izba ophthalmic solution

J

J-COF DHC oral liquid → Jynarque kit

K

K-Dur extended-release tablets → Kytril tablet, film coated; oral solution

L

L-Methyl-MC NAC Tablets tablet, coated → Livalo tablet, film coated Livixil Pak cream → Lyza Tablets tablet

M

M-Cresyl Acetate Otic → Metvixia cream Mevacor tablet → Myzilra tablets

N

Nabi-HB injection → Noctiva spray, metered Nodolor Capsules capsule → Nystop topical powder