Many medications, including antibiotics, are prescribed to people based on dosage recommendations that do not account for individual body mass. According to a recent editorial, this pharmaceutical system is outdated. Children’s dosages are generally calculated according to body mass. However, for adults, there is no such system in place. One expert pointed out that under current practices a 200 pound, 6 foot 2 inches man receives the same antibiotics as a 124 pound, 5 foot woman with the same condition.
Check out the blog here on Time to read more about this interesting issue.