Why Can’t Kids Just Take Smaller Doses of Adult Meds?

Why Can't Kids Just Take Smaller Doses of Adult Meds?

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You might have noticed that lots of drugs have special children’s formulas, and you might think that’s because smaller people need smaller doses. But you’d be wrong! Because kids aren’t just tiny adults.

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