The Replace feature can be used when a prescriber is wanting to replace one medication for another for a patient. This will remove the original medication and replace it with a new medication in the Current Medication list.
In the patient’s Current Medication list, ”replace” is found under the prescription date.
Click on the replace link to open up the drug search section. Search for appropriate replacement medication. A replacement medication can be the same drug, but a different dose or form or it can be a wholly different drug that will replace the original drug. Choose the appropriate medication by searching for and then choosing the appropriate strength:
Create the new Rx and select “Transmit/Prescribe” to prescribe.
Once the new Rx has been transmitted to the pharmacy, the old medication will be placed into the Discontinued/Previous medication list. The newly transmitted medication will display in the patient’s Current Medication list: