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How to enter a Kinetics© dosing table

Glyburide table

There is conflicting information in the literature regarding the necessity of adjusting glyburide dosage in renal impairment. That is why it is not included in the database that ships with Kinetics. But that won't prevent you, the user, from adding it, if, in your opinion, such dosage adjustment is necessary. See the further reading list at the bottom of this page for authoritative sources of dosing tables.

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Just sit back and watch this "mini-movie" which demonstrates how to enter a glyburide dosing table.

Step-by-step instructions

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  1. First, you will need to be using build 1.1.6 or higher, improved error checking was added, also previous versions had trouble displaying newly created models.

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  2. Start the Edit drug model function by clicking File then Edit from the menu bar or by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+E.

  3. Browse around and look at other tables in the database so that yours will maintain a consistent look. The easiest way is to copy an existing table and edit it, that's what we'll do in this example.

  4. Click the seek button on the database toolbar or use the keyboard shortcut Alt+S.

  5. Find the table for Chloral hydrate, we'll use this as the basis for our glyburide table. Highlight the text in the Dosing Table field by clicking and holding down the left mouse button while dragging the mouse. After the text is hightlighted release the mouse button and use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+C to copy the highlighted information into the Windows clipboard. This is basic usage of Windows, if this is a revelation to you, I suggest you read a "Windows for dummies" book.

  6. Click the add button on the database toolbar or use the keyboard shortcut Alt+A to create a new blank drug record.

  7. Enter Glyburide in the Drug Name field.

  8. Tab to the Model Type field and press the 5 key.

  9. Tab to the Dosing Table field and use the keyboard combination Ctrl+V to paste the Chloral hydrate table.

  10. Now edit the table for Glyburide.

  11. Click "Exit" and the program will ask if you want to save the new table, of course you will click yes to save your work.

That's all there is to it. Glyburide will now appear in the drug selection drop down list.

Further reading

  1. Bennett, WM, et al. Drug prescribing in renal failure. American College of Physicians.
  2. Chernow, B. Critical care pharmacotherapy. Williams & Wilkins.
  3. Rathbone, A. Windows for dummies. Programmer's press.

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