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Drug Calc, Version 1.0

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Type: A general purpose pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic program
Audience: For physicians, pharmacists, and clinic pharmacologists
Computer: IBM personal computer, AT, 386, or compatible computer with at least 256K of memory
Format: Two 5¼-inch floppy diskettes
Language: C Language
Documentation: Bound 144 pages, probably duplicated from laser printed pages. There is no index.
Publisher: Medifore., P.O. Box 4641, Mountainview, CA 94040: ; (517) 334-2110
Price: $149.95 (full program); $9.95 (Demo); $49.95 (copy protected, student version)

Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(12):998. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-109-12-998_1
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This program was written to help physicians optimize drug therapy by predicting dosing information and activated partial thromboplastin time when given information about the patient and treatment history. It also allows the user to enter comments that can be printed in a patient summary. Options allow the user to model therapy with theophylline, aminoglycoside, and warfarin. A module is included that allows the user to enter equations that would model any system that can be described by a set of equations. However, the "General Calc" section is limited to a one-compartment model, which limits its use, because most drugs can


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