Prescribing compounds
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Compound medications are comprised of two or more ingredients that are combined by a pharmacist before dispensing. When you prescribe a compound medication, you must free type compound names and ingredients.

📌 Note: Because the CHR cannot recognize free-typed medication names, when you prescribe compound medications, you do not receive interaction warnings.


1. Start a prescription (see Creating prescriptions).

2. In the search field, type a name for the compound - for example, muscle pain ointment.

3. Optionally enter dosage and quantity information using the discrete entry fields. This information can also be recorded in Additional Instructions.

4. In Additional Instructions, type the compound ingredients (e.g. Ketoprofen 10% + Cyclobenzaprine 2% + Pentoxifylline 2%.). Include any other instructions, as needed.

📌Note: If you modify any part of the medication name in the medication search field, a banner appears at the top of the screen indicating the prescription name has changed. Any populated fields are highlighted in yellow. Click Clear to remove the data from the highlighted fields or Keep if the information still applies to the new medication; the selected option is also automatically applied to the Extra tab.

5. Click Save.

6. Sign the prescription and choose a method of generating a copy of the prescription to be provided to the patient or pharmacy. See Signing prescriptions for more information.

Updated August 27, 2021

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