Table 1Dosing information for oxycodone

SourceRecommended pediatric dose*
Harriet Lane Handbook 19 0.2 to 0.9 mg/kg/day (0.05 to 0.15 mg/kg/dose q 4-6 hours).
Health Maintenance Organization's formularyNo weight-based dose provided.
MICROMEDEX 20 Safety and effectiveness not established in children. 0.2 to 0.9 mg/kg/day (0.05 to 0.15 mg/kg/dose q 4-6 hours).
Large regional children's hospital formulary0.2 to 1.6 mg/kg/day (0.05 mg/kg/dose q 4-6 hours to 0.2 mg/kg/dose q 3-4 hours).
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More complete dosing information is available from each source.

From: Methodological Challenges in Describing Medication Dosing Errors in Children

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