How to search for medicines information

Quick search

The process to search for medicines is illustrated in the diagrams below.
Begin by tapping on the search icon 🔎 on the home screen. 

Typing in the Search bar will take you to the Search tool.
In the Search bar, type in the medicine name which you are interested in. This can be the trade name or active ingredient. 

Once you have entered the medicine name, you will see all the information available on the EMGuidance platform relating to the medicine.  In the example below, Paracetamol was entered as a search term, and all results for Paracetamol are displayed.

You can narrow the search results to include medicine information only.  To do this, go to the "Results for All"  drop-down list located under the search field and select "Medicines". The results will now be filtered to include medicine information only.

The relevant monograph can now be selected from the the search results. In the example below Paracetamol injection was selected.

Once selected, you can now access all the information related to your medicine query. In the example below, for Paracetamol injection, you can access information on Trade Names & Preps, Cost information, Indications etc.


Alternative Search
You can also search for medicines based on their categories. On the main page, tap on the library icon. 

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In the library you will find the "Medicines" tab containing a list of medicine categories that range from Allergy to Toxicology. 

Tap on the category you are interested in. In the example below, "Analgesia" was selected.

Within the Analgesia category, you will find subcategories. In the example below, "Migraine" was selected.

You can now browse through all the medicines in that category. In the example below, "Clonidine" was selected.

You can now access all the information related to your medicine query. In the example below, for Clonidine, you can access information on Trade Names & Preps, Cost information, Indications etc.

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