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The practice and clinical implications of tablet splitting in international health.

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OBJECTIVE: Tablet splitting is frequently performed to facilitate correct dosing, but the practice and implications in low-income settings have rarely been discussed. METHODS: We selected eight drugs, with narrow therapeutic indices or critical dosages, frequently divided in the Lao PDR (Laos). These were split, by common techniques used in Laos, by four nurses and four laypersons. The mean percentage deviation from the theoretical expected weight and weight loss of divided tablets/capsules w...

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10.1111/tmi.12309

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Author
Journal:
Tropical medicine and international health : TM and IH
Volume:
19
Issue:
7
Pages:
754-760
Publication date:
2014-07-05
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1365-3156
ISSN:
1360-2276
URN:
uuid:ac4d35c8-10f9-4ba5-8267-e14d445a05aa
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462256
Local pid:
pubs:462256

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