If you use compounded medications in your practice, you can add your compounds to the drug database so that you can prescribe them just as you would any other medication.

Click here to view a short video on how to add compounded medications and save dosing profiles.

Add Compounded Medications to the Database

Go to Admin > Add New Rx, and then click where it says "If you want to add a compound medication, click here".

This will bring up a window to add your compounded medication to the database.

For items with reasonably short "common" and "generic" names, enter those in the fields provided. The Common Name can support up to 45 characters (including spaces), and the Generic Name can support up to 64 characters. So, for multi-component items, you may need to enter an abbreviated version of the full formulation in the Common Name and Generic Name fields. You will be able to enter the full formulation information as a saved dosing profile when prescribing the medication for the first time.

Depending upon your work flow and the compounded medications that you prescribe, you may choose either to create a separate entry in your drug database for every formulation that you prescribe. OR you may choose to create more general entries, with multiple saved dosing profiles for the different formulations that you use.

You may put the strength in the Strength field, or leave blank if not applicable or overly complex.

Then click Add Compound to Database to save.

Save a Dosing Profile

To save a dosing profile for your compounded medication, prescribe it as you would any other medication and, in the prescription window, enter your dosing information including, if desired, detailed Notes to Pharmacy with the formulation and/or preparation information, and then select Save Current Settings as a New Profile from the PROFILES drop down menu at the top.

When you click + Complete, the dosing profile will be saved, and the prescription added. If you'd like to add dosing profiles outside of the regular flow of patient care, you can prescribe them to John Doe or another test patient in order to save the dosing profiles.