World Journal of
Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
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Abstract

DRUG DOSES IN PEDIATRIC PRACTICE – AN AYURVEDIC LITERARY REVIEW

*Dr. Rujuta E. Thakare and Dr. Vijaykumar U. Gawai

ABSTRACT

Equilibrium of Dosha’s and freedom from all diseases is called health .For this purpose of health, Acharya?s have made Ayurveda. Ayurveda is one of the most ancient medical science in the world. It conceives and describes the basic and applied aspects of life process, health, disease and its management in terms of its own principles and approaches. W.H.O. defined health as state of complete physical, mental, social well-being and not merely the absence of disease. According to Acharya Kashyapa Kaumarbhritya is one of superior branch among Ashtanga Ayurveda which deals with diseases of children and their practical treatment. Dose fixation in pediatric patients is a critical job for both allopathic and Ayurveda physicians. Success of treatment is based on diagnosis, selection of drug, dose fixation and time of administration for any medical Science. In Ayurvedic therapeutics, drug therapy is given prime importance. In Ayurveda, the Matra (dose) of a drug has been mentioned in different treatises out of which Acharya Kashyapa is the pioneer of Ayurvedic pediatric medicine and he has well established the pediatric dosing system. Ayurveda physicians were using different Matra’s for different dosage forms and also the dose was fixed according to age and many other factors like Satva (mental ability), Prakriti (constitution), Bala (physical strength) etc. This review article is related to pediatric drug doses from different Ayurveda classics.

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