For more than 30 years, Frank Shann’s little booklet has helped physicians all around the world prescribe drugs to children. DrugDoses now contains more than 2150 entries. It lists every drug commonly prescribed for systemic use in both adults and children.

The iOS version of the booklet gives you an enormous amount of information, which will be updated yearly! You will therefore always have the latest drugs, which will only be available in the paper version in another year or two.

The iOS version has also lots of other features: more than 150 current laboratory values and a useful cardiology database.

DrugDoses also integrates PedCalc. It contains the most common pediatric scores and formulas:
- ASA score
- Alveolo-arterial gradient
- Anion gap
- Apgar score
- Blunt abdominal trauma score
- Body mass index
- Body surface area
- Corrected Ca
- Creatinine clearance - measured
- Creatinine clearance - estimated
- Endotracheal tube sizes
- FeNa
- Glasgow Coma Score
- Glasgow Outcome Scale
- Maintenance fluids
- Mallampati
- NACA score
- Neonatal central lines
- Oxygen index
- PaO2/FiO2 ratio
- Parkland formula
- Pediatric trauma score
- Predicted height
- Predicted spirometry values
- QTc
- Tubular phosphate reabsorption

By the way, did you know you can follow DrugDoses on Facebook ( to request new features and get information on the updates and changes in the database?

In-App Purchases:
• Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
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What’s New

Version 6.0

- New design
- Updated drug dosage database
- Removed the need to purchase a lifetime license
- Link to the new (and free) PICU guidelines
- Improved workflow on iPad

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

aukdude ,

You pay twice!

I paid full price for this app (approximately 20$ NZ) with no mention of ongoing fees, to recently recieve a notification informing me I would need to pay a further $7.50 (NZ) to continue using the app. Rip-off. Deleted

Developer Response ,

We are really sorry about this. Thanks to your feedback, we have decided to remove the need for the license. You can now enjoy DrugDoses without having to pay a second time.

robot.chimp ,

Must have app.

Incredibly useful for anyone dealing with pediatric patients - I use mine several times a day. The added formulas are a bonus. The only thing I miss from the older Palm version is the access to the calculator at the bottom of the screen that allowed you to work out your dose calculations without having to exit the app.

DrGnT ,

Like the paper version + extras

If you have worked with the booklet. That is exactly what you get! Very responsive developer team, always keen to discuss suggestions (despite not being a full time developer). Loving the in-App calculator. Recommended +++. Thilo (anaes/ICU)


Oliver Karam
18.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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In-App Purchases
  1. Lifetime license $8.99
  2. One year license renewal $7.49
  3. PICU Guidelines $8.99


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