Dosing Issue (tablet strength) Rounding
Sometimes it is mathematically impossible to create a dosing schedule for the suggested dose using the tablet strengths selected for the patient. For example a 0.5mg tablet is needed to created a suggested dose ending in 0.8 or 0.2, over a 7 day review period.
If this happens INRstar will give you the option to choose from a list of all available schedules. This includes using different tablets to optain the exact dose, or using the tablets you have selected but a slightly alternative dose. The alternate doses are usually 0.1mg higher or lower per day. You will need to scroll down the schedules to view all suggestions.
To select a schedule click the ‘Use’ button on the right hand side of the screen. INRstar will then produce the dosing diary and the treatment can then be processed as normal.
Please note INRstar will never force you to use 0.5mg tablets, you always have the choice to select an alternative dose.
Options ¦ Dosing options ¦ Dose Rounding
Has the effect of rounding all daily doses at your practice to the nearest half-milligram
In the above example, dose rounding is applied to all daily doses below 10mg