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Add New Screen

The Add New screen allows you to enter a new listing into your personal Medications, OTCs, Herbals & Supplements record. There are several input fields available for you to record information about this entry. The available fields are described below. Some of these fields are required and some are optional. The required fields are indicated by an asterisk symbol (*). You must click the Save button for your entry to be recorded. You also have the option to "Save and Add Another," which will save your entry and open another Add New screen. After you click "Save" or "Cancel" you will be taken back to the Summary screen. The "Reset" button will return the fields to their original state (blank). If for some reason the system is not able to process your entry, the page will refresh with a message explaining what must be done to proceed.

Using this Page

Category (Required) - Select a Category from the drop-down list. You must classify your entry as an: Rx Med, Over the Counter, Herbal, Supplement or Other.

Prescription Number - If your entry is a prescription medication, you may enter the prescription number in this field. You can enter up to 25 characters.

Name (Required) - Enter the name of the medication in this field. You can enter up to 50 characters, but you must enter at least three letters.

Strength - Enter the strength of the unit in this field (e.g., 250 mg tab, 50 mg per ounce). You can enter up to 25 characters.

Dose - Enter the number of units taken at a time (e.g., 2 tabs, 3 ounces). You can enter up to 25 characters.

Frequency - Enter the how often the dose is taken (e.g., once daily, every 6 hours with meals. You can enter up to 25 characters.

Start Date (Required) - You must enter a date to identify this record. Select a date by clicking on the calendar icon. The calendar icon will open a pop-up window with a clickable calendar. By clicking a date in the calendar, the date field will be automatically set and you may continue filling out the form.

Stop Date - Select a date by clicking on the calendar icon. The calendar icon will open a pop-up window with a clickable calendar. By clicking a date in the calendar, the date field will be automatically set and you may continue filling out the form.

Pharmacy Name - Enter the name of the pharmacy where the medication was dispensed. You can enter up to 25 characters.

Pharmacy Phone Number - Enter the phone number of the pharmacy so you can contact them if you need. You can enter up to 25 characters.

Reason for Taking - Enter the reason you are taking this item (e.g., prescribed by doctor, for headaches, etc.). You can enter up to 150 characters.

Comments - This is where you can enter any additional thoughts you had about this particular medications record. You may enter up to 150 characters.

Save or Save and Add Another - You must click one of these buttons to save the entry.