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 one custom and 15 pre-configured pharmacokinetic parameters.

How does it work?

PrecisePK provides the user with a one-compartment model to input a subject’s starting pharmacokinetic parameters, including, gender, age, body weight, height and current renal function status, along with the drug (or chemical) name, plasma clearance, absorption rate constant, volume of distribution and bioavailability.
The user is then able to input a subject’s individual dosage history through entering the dosage amount, administration method (oral, intramuscular and/or intravenous), and frequency. This feature ensures ultimate customization through providing the user to enter dosages given at uneven intervals over a period of hours or days.
Any of the subject’s information, such as subject weight, timing or dosage amount, or volume of distribution, etc., can be altered in order to see the effects on the predicted serum levels.

Who is PrecisePK for?

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

General

What groups of people does PrecisePK provide analysis for?

PrecisePK excels in all age groups, including neonates and pre-term infants, both males and females.

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

Having a shared program and patient database, 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?

PrecisePK uses Bayesian and non-steady-state serum levels to accurately estimate the patient’s pharmacokinetic parameters. This means patients get to the optimal dosage regimen sooner. Doses given at uneven intervals are easily and accurately analyzed. And, if a serum level result looks unreasonable, Bayesian analysis handles it better.

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
  • User’s Choice, One-Compartment*
*All drugs are analyzed using a one-compartment model, except as indicated User’s Choice is a generic one-compartment model in which the user supplies all of the starting pharmacokinetic parameters.
 

Installation

Having difficulty getting started with PrecisePK?

For detailed instructions on program installation, license activation, and getting started with PrecisePK, view our guide.

How can I download PrecisePK?

The PrecisePK software is available as a free download. Request a free trial or purchase a full license to use PrecisePK.
 

Licensing

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

No. Each license is specific to one facility. However, discounted rates are available for multihospital systems. Contact us for a price quote.

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

Yes. One license allows the program to be installed on any number of computers within the licensed facility. It can be installed on multiple workstations using a shared database or on a central server accessed by multiple workstations.

Do you offer any discounts?

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

I’ve purchased a license, how do I upgrade my trial version?

Once your order is processed you will receive your new license via email. Activate this new license to upgrade. Detailed instructions on how to install and activate your copy of Precise PK can be found here.

How do I activate my trial version?

Once you request the trial license through the program, the trial license is activated instantly.

Why am I not receiving the trial license?

Please make sure to provide a valid email address for the trial license to be delivered, and remember to check the spam folder as well.

Is there a free trial version?

Yes, we currently offer a 30-day free trial for new users. You can download the program here and request a free trial license. A trial license will be sent to your email after we process your request.
 

System Requirements

Is PrecisePK available for Windows?

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

Is PrecisePK 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.

How are users informed of updates?

The program will show notify you when there is a newer version available.

What is the most recent version of PrecisePK?

You can view the latest version number of PrecisePK, in addition to what’s new in our latest iteration here.
 

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.
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