Project Title WarCalc: Warfarin Dosage Calculator
Project Category Innovation
Abstract Warfarin is widely used around the world for the prevention and treatment of thrombosis and venothromboembolism. Consequently, anticoagulation is monitored by measurement of the international normalized ratio (INR), and warfarin dose is adjusted to maintain the INR within a target range, between 2 to 3 for atrial fibrillation and 2.5 to 3.5 for mitral valve replacement patients. Despite its efficacy, warfarin has many shortcomings. One of the drawbacks of warfarin use is the complexity of its dosing. This is due to the ability of warfarin to interact with many commonly use drugs, herbs, lifestyle changes and foods, which subsequently will augment or lessen its anticoagulation effects Here, we have developed the ‘WarCalc: Warfarin Dosing Calculator’ that helps clinical pharmacist, medical practitioner to accurately perform warfarin dosage adjustment and conduct consultation session efficiently. Combining with dosage recommendation on weekly basis together with the common drug interaction database, the benefit of anticoagulation therapy will be maximized thus enhance the patient care services during consultation.
Validation Status Validated
Validation Date 2019-11-07


Staff Status
Mohamad Izwan Bin Ismail, Dr Leader


Event Name Event Date Event Level Achievement Event Venue
Invention, Innovation & Design Exposition (IIDEX) 2019 2019-09-10 National Silver Dewan Agung Tunku Canselor (DATC), UiTM Shah Alam