Create/Edit/View Medication

This is the create/edit/view screen for Medication products, ie items which are sold (like merchandise) but which being medication, also need drug labels, dispensing notes, a drug schedule and list of active ingredients. 

The fields are as follows:
Id - the ID of the product
Name - its name
Printed Name - the name that will be displayed when the invoice etc is printed. If omitted, then the Name will be used.
Drug Schedule - the applicable drug schedule (None, or S1 through S8)
Active Ingredients - you can list the active ingredients here. The standard prescription print template will display this text with the label 'Strength'.
Concentration - the medication concentration. This is:

  • required for dose calculations, if doses are used
  • used when synchronising products with Smart Flow Sheet. For Smart Flow Sheet, medications with a Concentration must also have Dispensing Units

Selling Units - the units by which this is sold (eg Unit, Ampoule, Bottle, Box, etc). The available choices are set by the Administrator|Lookups|Units of Measure screen.
Dispensing Units - the units by which this is dispensed - the same choices as Selling Units.
Dispensing Verb - the applicable dispending verb (None, Administer, Apply, Give, Inject). This and the Dispensing Units are commonly used in macros to generate dispensing labels.
Dispensing Label - check this box if a dispensing label should be printed for this product
Label Instructions - the preset text for the label - this can be added to prior to printing
Type - this is used to set the Product Type - see Concepts|Products. If you are using product types, then you really need to set the type for every product.
Product types can be arbitrarily created by your administrator. These product types are distinct from product classes (Merchandise, Service, Medication). Instead, these can be used to group products according to discounts and tax types for instance. See Administration|Types|Product Type.
Pharmacy - this is only required if you use the HL7 facility where it is used the set a Pharmacy or Pharmacy Group for this product. Note that this can also be set via the Product Type and this may be more convenient if many products use the same pharmacy or pharmacy group.
Use only in Templates - if ticked, indicates that the product can only be use in charges and estimates via a Product Template.
Patient Identity - used to indicate that a Microchip, Pet Tag, or Rabies tag should be added to the patient when the product is charged.
Active - uncheck this box to deactivate the product
Dispensing Notes - here you can add notes (eg Dose - Dogs: 2.5mls bid, Cats: 1ml bid). These will be displayed on the Create/Edit Medication screen

See Tabs for a description of the fields in the various tabs.

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