Frequently Asked Questions

Overview

What is PrecisePK?

PrecisePK is a software application for therapeutic drug monitoring and the ultimate pharmacokinetic tool for both practicing medical professionals and researchers. The process of calculating an optimal dosage regimen is simplified with pre-configured PK parameters, EHR integration, and individualized Bayesian analytics.

How does it work?

PrecisePK calculates the patient’s starting pharmacokinetic parameters for the drug you are monitoring using physical and clinical characteristics such as their gender, age, body weight, height and current renal function status. This information is either manually entered or uploaded from the hospital EHR. Such parameters include plasma clearance, absorption rate constant, volume of distribution and bioavailability. PrecisePK can then use the patient’s PK to generate serum level predictions and dosage recommendations for specific therapeutic targets. Moreover, PrecisePK offers therapeutic drug monitoring services to allow users to record the patient’s dosage history, changing renal function, dialysis sessions, and serum levels.

These calculations and predictive models can be further refined using Bayesian analytics, which takes into account the patient’s dosage and serum level history. This allows for calculations that are tailored to the specific patient you are monitoring.

Who is PrecisePK for?

Pharmacologists, pharmacists, clinicians, researchers, analytical toxicologist, doctors, and medical professionals needing an efficient tool for precise pharmacokinetic calculations and dosage regimen predictions.

General

What groups of people does PrecisePK provide analysis for?

PrecisePK excels in all age groups, including neonates, pre-term infants, and children. Certain conditions such as ICU/critically ill status, burns, pregnancy, dialysis, and obesity are also accounted for.

What is the advantage of having a shared database with your pharmacokinectics analytics software?

Pharmacists and healthcare professionals can share and store data seamlessly over a secure network and avoid redundancy. This makes pharmacokinetic analysis an efficient process and provides consistent recommendations.

I currently use a calculator to perform PK. Why switch to PrecisePK?

Many calculators perform analytics using a patient’s population data -- their weight, height, sex, age, and clinical conditions. PrecisePK does that and more.

Using Bayesian analytics and serum levels with the population data as a baseline, PrecisePK individualizes your patient’s PK parameters, dosage recommendations, and predictive models. By providing recommendations and visualizations based on an individualized approach rather than a general approach, patients can reach their therapeutic targets more efficiently. As PrecisePK gathers more data from your patient records, it will automatically adjust its models to help you dose quickly, safely, and accurately.

What drugs are included in PrecisePK?

  • Amikacin
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Digoxin
  • Flucytosine
  • Gentamicin
  • Levofloxacin/Ofloxacin
  • Lithium
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phenytoin, Michaelis-Menten Elimination
  • Procainamide
  • Quinidine
  • Theophylline (or Aminophylline)
  • Tobramycin
  • Valproic Acid
  • Vancomycin, Two-Compartment
  • Voriconazole, Two-Compartment, Non-Linear

Trialing and Installation

Can I try the program or see a software demonstration before purchasing?

I haven’t received my registration email. How can I receive it?

Please make sure to provide a valid email address to us to ensure you receive your registration emails, and remember to check the spam folder as well.

Can I download PrecisePK?

The web app is used on modern web browsers and is not a downloadable program. For the best experience of PrecisePK, use it on Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. We also support Microsoft Edge.

I have the desktop version of PrecisePK, how can I update it to the newest version?

You can upgrade your desktop app to the newest version here.

I do not have Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge or I would like a downloadable application. Can I try the Desktop App?

Thank you for your interest! Please contact us to discuss further.

Licensing and Purchasing

Does the PrecisePK license allow usage in more than one facility?

You can purchase the program for use in multiple sites. You will receive a license per site using PrecisePK. If you purchase the Enterprise plan for each site, you can share data between your sites.

Can I use the same license key on more than one computer?

Yes. One license allows you to log in to the program on any number of computers within the licensed facility.

Do you offer any discounts?

We have special pricing for students, faculty, and academic professionals. We also offer special pricing for GPO members. Please contact us for more details.

I purchased a license after trialing the program. How do I upgrade to a paid version of the software?

Once your order is processed, your license will be automatically updated to a paid version of the software and you will be notified. You will be able to log in as normal.

How can I pay for the software?

We accept check, credit card, and wire transfer payments. Please contact us for a quote or invoice.

System Requirements

What browsers can I use PrecisePK Web App on?

For the best experience of PrecisePK, use it on Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. We also support Microsoft Edge.

Is PrecisePK Desktop App available for Windows?

Yes. Compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista.

Is PrecisePK Desktop App available for Mac?

Yes. PrecisePK is one of the few pharmacokinetic software available for macOS Mojave (10.14).

Software Updates

How often is PrecisePK updated?

PrecisePK offers updates regularly to maintain on the cutting edge of pharmacokinetics software. We update about once to twice a month.

How are users informed of updates?

Web App users will be informed of new updates upon logging in. Updates will be described in detail on the Help page (coming soon!). 

Desktop App users will be notified that a new version is available upon starting up the program. 

Troubleshooting

How do I report a bug?

We are constantly improving PrecisePK. If you experience any program issues, please contact us and let us know.