References - Medications (FDB)

The Medications (FDB) Reference is used to manually add information for usage in the Rx Ability. Medications cannot be added or removed from this list, but default medication and dosing information can be added under the Detail, Dose, and Info tabs.
More information on all Medications References can be found here.
Detail Tab
The Detail tab sets a general description of the selected medication:
  • Brand and Dosage: the commercial name and strength of the medication; cannot be edited
  • Classification: the method of delineating and categorizing the medication
  • Generic: the chemical name of the medicine; cannot be edited
  • Group: defines a group medications, such as Steroids


Dose Tab
The Dose tab contains dosage and prescription information that will pull into any prescription created for the medication. 



  • Take: The amount of medication per dose.
  • Duration: How long the medication should be taken.
  • Route: The manner in which the medication is taken, such as orally, via inhaler, etc.
  • Dose Calc: Indicates the method of dose calculation; internal to MacPractice.
  • Frequency: How often the medication is taken.
  • Unit Qualifier: Indicates the units for the overall prescription; internal to MacPractice.
  • Dispense: Total amount of the medication to be prescribed.
  • Drug Form: The form of the medication, such as tablet, pill, capsule, etc.
  • Refills: Number of refills the pharmacist should allow.
  • National Drug Code: Used to search and tie the NDC number to the current medication.
  • RxNorm Code: Used to search and tie the RxNorm code to the current medication.
  • Form: Toggles the paper form used for the prescription.
  • May Substitute: Indicates a pharmacist may substitute a generic medication for a brand name one.
  • Freehand Sig: Special instructions for the patient or additional information regarding the prescription; will appear on the prescription label.
  • Special Instructions: Further information for the pharmacist regarding the prescription or patient; will not appear on the prescription label, but will appear on the printed prescription.

Info Tab
The Info tab contains text boxes for more information on a selected medication, such as drug interactions, side effects, significance of the selected medication, and so on. These fields are informational only and are not used by the patient's pharmacy.


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