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Table 3 National guidelines on dosage by age for SP medicines. [1 tab = 500 mg sulphadoxine, 25 mg pyrimethamine; 5 ml = 250 mg sulphadoxine, 12.5 mg pyrimethamine]

From: Use of over-the-counter malaria medicines in children and adults in three districts in Kenya: implications for private medicine retailer interventions

     Total no spoons syrup
Age Days given over Total no tabs Total in mg* tsp (5 ml) tbs (10 ml)
<11 months 1 1/2 – 3/4 250 – 375 1 – 1 1/2 1/2 – 3/4
12 – 59 months 1 1 – 1 1/4 500 – 625 2 – 2 1/2 1 – 1 1/4
5–8 years 1 1 1/2 – 1 3/4 750–875   
9–14 years 1 2–2 3/4 1000–1375   
15+ years 1 3 1500 - -
  1. *for sulpha component