what is the proper prescription for pen vk suspension for pediatric use?
The correct pediatric dose of penicillin will depend on the severity of infection, the childs age and weight.
Generally recommended doses are as follows.
Child up to 1 year. 62.5mg every 6 hours, increased up to 12.5mg/kg every 6 hours in severe infection.
1-6 years. 125mg every 6 hours, increased up to 12.5mg/kg every 6 hours in severe infection.
6-12 years. 250mg every 6 hours, increased up to 12.5mg/kg every 6 hours in severe infection.
The suspension is available in 2 strengths 125mg/5ml and 250mg/5ml...
Hope this helps.
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