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Article
July 22, 1968

Errors in Dosage Equivalents

JAMA. 1968;205(4):202. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140300020006

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Abstract

In the report by the Council on Drugs titled "Evaluation of a New Antiemetic Agent," published April 15 (204:253-254), errors occurred in the final paragraph of the text, under "Dosage and Preparations" (p 254). In the first sentence of that paragraph, the "mg/kg" equivalents were miscalculated; the equivalents as published would yield only 20% of the maximum permissible dose. The correct sentence should read as follows:

For treatment of nausea and vomiting in children, the dosage of diphenidol is reduced, preferably on the basis of body surface area1; however, the total dose should not exceed 2.5 mg/lb (5.5 mg/kg) orally or rectally, or 1.5 mg/lb (3.3 mg/kg) intramuscularly.

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