Prescribing Drugs

Factors when prescribing

  • Safety
  • Efficacy
  • Affordability
  • Availability
  • Route of admin
  • Frequency

How to prescribe

1. Formulation of drug: PO, IV, IM, PV, PR

2. Name of drug: Paracetamol, Amoxycillin

3. Dosage: mg, g, avoid decimals

4. Frequency: OD, BD, TDS, Nocte, PRN (state minimum dose interval in PRN)

5. Duration: 5/7, 2/52, 3/12

Eg. PO Augmentin 625mg BD x 5/7

  • 1-5 years: 1/4 of adult dose
  • 6-12 years: 1/2 of adult dose

Calculating Drug dosage

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