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With this program, the health care professional can estimate appropriate doses of aminoglycosides (gentamicin, tobramycin, and amikacin) or digoxin on the basis of input variables such as the patient's height and weight, age, sex, and serum creatinine level. Pharmacokinetic parameters are calculated and used to determine minimum and maximum levels of drug in the serum after the dose and time interval between doses have been entered.
The first portion of the program calculates a dose that gives a predefined serum level of aminoglycoside. If this dose is not suitable, the user can enter a new dose and interval and the
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Hospital Pharmacy Programs for the IBM-PC, Pharmacokinetic Dosing Program. Ann Intern Med. 1985;103:312. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-2-312_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(2):312.
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