Should Doctors Consider Body Size When Prescribing Drugs ?

Does a one-size-fits-all strategy works fine for many medications ?

“Children are the special case in which weight-based dosing is always required.

For adults, shouldn’t doctors take into account body size when prescribing drugs?

As a small female, I worry about getting the same dosage of antibiotics as men who weigh 100 pounds more than I do.”

Read the debate on ASK WELL, nytimes, 2018/06/08.

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