RxCalc 1.2 has been approved by the powers to be at Apple and is now available for download in the iTunes store.Â For those of you that don’t know about RxCalc, it is a pharmacokinetics calculator made by Apple Core Labs specifically designed to handle aminoglycoside and vancomycin kinetics, i.e. new starts and adjustments. I’ve been intimately involved with the development of RxCalc, and you can read more about what drove the idea and the development of it here if you’re interested.
RxCalc has slowly, but steadily gained functionality mainly due to some great user feedback we’ve received since it was initially released in July 2009.
So, what’s new in the latest release? Glad you asked. The featured changes include:
- Support for dosing adjustment using single level vancomycin kinetics.
- The calculations are performed using both patient specific information supplied by the user as well as patient population parameters.
- Literature supported High Dose Extended Interval (HDEI) (aka â€œonce dailyâ€ or â€œpulseâ€) aminoglycoside dosing.
- Calculations for gentamicin and tobramycin are based on 7mg/kg adjusted body weight.
- Calculations for amikacin are based on 15mg/kg adjusted body weight.
I have five free download codes for RxCalc. If you’d like to download the app for free just shoot me a quick email and I will send you one of the codes. It only takes a second and I’m sure you’ll like performing pharmacokinetics on your iPhone or iPod Touch. I know I do.
The codes expire in four weeks so make sure you contact me sooner rather than later.