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Table 2 Dosage of study drug (tablet Prednisolone 5 mg or placebo)

From: The facial nerve palsy and cortisone evaluation (FACE) study in children: protocol for a randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial, in a Borrelia burgdorferi endemic area

Child’s weight in kilograms Number of tablets/day Total number of tablets
5–9.9 2 20
10–14.9 3 30
15–19.9 4 40
20–24.9 5 50
25–29.9 6 60
30–34.9 7 70
35–39.9 8 80
40–44.9 9 90
≥45 10 100
  1. Weigh intervals and number of tablets for oral intake once daily. Treatment period is 10 days. All bottles contain 100 tablets