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Create a Custom Drug

When a drug added to Active Medications, Prescription or Drug Favorites does not match a drug listed in Kareo's comprehensive drug database, a custom drug can be created. 

Note: Custom drugs will not be checked against Kareo's database for potential drug-allergy interactions (DAI) and drug-drug interactions (DDI), or for outcomes reporting.


Navigate to Medications Tab on Patient Chart

  1. Enter the first 2-3 letters of the patient's first or last name in the top search box on the Agenda.
  2. Click to select the patient from the auto-populated results. The patient's chart  / Face Sheet opens.
  3. Click Medications in the left menu. The Active Medications page opens.

Create a Custom Drug

  1. Click +Med List. The Add to Med List page opens.
  2. Enter the name of the custom drug. A notice will appear that the drug is not in the database.
  3. Click Create a custom drug. The Warnings tab displays a notification that custom drugs are excluded from drug interaction and allergy checks.
  4. Click Add more details to complete a prescription or add a medication.