pkprofile.pkprofile: Continue an existing concentration-time profile.

Description Usage Arguments Value Warning See Also Examples

View source: R/linpk.R

Description

This method can be used to append to an existing PK profile, for instance to simulate a PK profile with parameters that change over time. Each time the parameters change, a new call to this method is used to advance the system with the new parameter values.

Usage

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## S3 method for class 'pkprofile'
pkprofile(obj, t.obs = finaltime(obj) + seq(0, 24, 0.1),
  ..., append = TRUE)

Arguments

obj

An object returned from a previous call to pkprofile.

t.obs

A numeric vector of times at which to observe concentrations.

...

Further arguments passed along.

append

Should the new profile be appended to the current samples? Otherwise, only the new samples are returned.

Value

An object of class "pkprofile".

Warning

The new parameters take effect at the time when the previous profile ends. If the previous profile ends before the new sampling starts, the new parameters will be used to advance the system to the start of the new sampling.

Any ongoing zero-order infusion at the end of the previous profile is dropped. The remaining infusion amount will NOT be carried forward.

See Also

pkprofile

Examples

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t.obs <- seq(0, 24, 0.1)
amt <- 1
ka <- 1
cl <- 0.25
vc <- 5

# One-compartment model with first-order absorption
# First dose at time 0
y <- pkprofile(t.obs, cl=cl, vc=vc, ka=ka, dose=list(t.dose=0, amt=amt))

# Second dose at 24h with a lower clearance
y <- pkprofile(y, t.obs+24, cl=0.5*cl, vc=vc, ka=ka, dose=list(t.dose=24, amt=amt))

# Third dose at 48h with a higher clearance
y <- pkprofile(y, t.obs+48, cl=2*cl, vc=vc, ka=ka, dose=list(t.dose=48, amt=amt))
plot(y)

linpk documentation built on June 12, 2018, 5:04 p.m.