Frequently Asked Questions
Entering Prescriptions, Adding Commonly used Medicines
Last Updated 5 years ago
- Prescription entry begins by accessing the Prescription Tab in the Visit
- To begin entering Prescription details for a visit, click Add/Modify. You will need to use Add/Modify initially until medicines you typically use start to get saved in MyOPD along with their Dosages.
- Entering Medicines: On clicking Add/Modify, you would see the Medicine Entry form. Simply enter the medicine names in the Add Medicine box. Press Enter when you are done. If you have entered this medicine previously in MyOPD, you would see a suggestion like shown in the image below. Include Syrup as Syp or Power as 200mg or Strength as 10% etc in the name of the medicine itself.
- Entering Dosage: After pressing enter, select Unit/Type from the drop down box. Enter the Dosage in Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night wherever applicable. If nothing is to be given, leave the column blank. In above image, Syp. Meftalp is prescribed as 2ml in Morning and 2ml at Night.
- Entering Special Conditions: Certain medicines have special conditions attached, like Before Food, On Empty Stomach etc. Use the Special Conditions column to add those. After selecting your conditions, press Done as shown below.
- Entering Duration: Enter Days/Weeks/Months/Years in the Duration column i.e. how long the medicine is to be taken. The interpretation of a medicine for Days/Weeks/Months/Years depends on the Special Conditions. If your Special Condition contains "Every Saturday", then the Duration would expect the number of Weeks a medicine is to be taken. When no Special Conditions exist, this column is interpreted as Days. You can see the interpretation of the software for a row by viewing the message besides OK button as shown below.
- To enter another medicine, start again from Step 4 by adding Medicine name in the Add Medicine Box.
- Finally, click OK to complete entry on the Medicine Entry form once you have entered all the medicines.
- There is another way to add medicines Quickly by using Quick Add. This is described in another Guide with title "Quick Add for Prescription Entry". Do check it out to save time while entering medicines.
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