Define PK drug models
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To access the PK drug model editor:
The edit PK models function is one of the most powerful features of Kinetics©, you may:
• Edit any of the drug models
• Add your own models
• Delete any drug model
With this feature you could consider the Kinetics© program a "Swiss army knife" for pharmacokinetics, a tool you can use to dose any drug. Because this function is so powerful, it is password protected.
The program ships without a password, the first time you access the edit drug models function it will ask for a password and then ask you to reenter to confirm it. Thereafter, this will be the password required to access the drug model editor, choose one that you can easily remember. If you should lose or forget your password, contact RxKinetics for help in recovering it.
Database navigation bar
Understanding how to use the database navigation bar is the key. While the program is running, hold the mouse pointer over an icon and a tool tip pops up to tell you its function.
There are three command buttons along the bottom of the drug model window.
• Click the Copy button to create a new model from the current model.
• To delete a drug model, click on the Delete button. Caution: once a model is deleted it cannot be recovered, even with the Cancel button!
• Click the Exit button to close this dialog and return to the main Kinetics screen.
You cannot have two drug models in the database with exactly the same name. If you try to add two drugs with the same name you will get an error message. The work around is to make each model name unique, for example if you wanted to add a gentamicin model for burn patients, name it "Gentamicin burn".
See the Model data topic for specific information on models.