Selection of a drug dose in pediatrics is generally based on no or incomplete pharmacokinetic data. Traditionally, allometric, or scaling, techniques have been used; however, they have inherent limitations and may not make optimal use of the drug-specific clinical pharmacokinetic information that is available. Modeling is a tool that holds promise. The future challenge is to create a structured approach to determining pediatric doses for new therapeutic agents.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)