Journal article

Dosing information for paediatric patients: are they really "therapeutic orphans"?

Elaine Tan, Noel E Cranswick, Craig R Rayner, Colin B Chapman

Medical Journal of Australia | Published : 2003

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To review the approved product information (PI) of prescription medicines to determine the extent and nature of information available on paediatric dosing and the availability of paediatric dosage formulations in Australia. METHODS: The PIs for all prescription medicines listed in the Australian Monthly Index of Medical Specialties (MIMS) were reviewed. Dosing information for each PI was categorised according to age groupings. PIs claiming suitability for use in paediatric patients were reviewed for information on the availability of paediatric dosage forms. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Proportion of PIs providing paediatric dosing information; availability of dosage forms suitable for..

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