Analgesic Dosing

Easy Analgesic Dosing in Kids

Here's a simple way to calculate the correct pediatric dosage of acetaminophen/codeine elixir. In children aged 3 to 10 years, give 1 mL per year of age at each dose. For example, if a child is 7 years old, prescribe 7 mL per dose. Doses can be given every 4 to 6 hours, as needed, for pain.
—D. Brady Pregerson, MD
   Los Angeles