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Patient Medications 

View, add, or edit a patient's medications on the Medical window, Medications tab. To open the window:

  1. In the Chart module, double click the pink medical area.
  2. Click the Medications tab.



Add Medication: Add a medication from the Medication Master List
Show Discontinued Medications: List medications that have a Stop Date prior to today's date. 
Print Medications: Print a list of the patient's medications.
Medications: A list of this patient's entered medications. Double click a medication to change start/stop dates, provider, count, instructions, and refills.  The InfoButton may show if EHR is turned on.

Active medications also list in the Chart module medical area. Every time you add, edit or remove a patient medication, an entry is made in the Audit Trail.

Add a Medication

  1. Click Add Medication to open the Medication Master List
  2. Double-click a medication to select it.  If you do not see the medication, you can add it to the master list.



  1. Enter the patient's medication details.

    Medication area:  This is the drug information as entered in the Medication Master List. 
    Provider: The provider. Click the drop down to change.
    Notes for this patient:  Patient-specific notes.  If using EHR, this area will be labeled Count, Instructions, Refills.
    Date Start:  Enter the date the medication was started, if known.  Click Today to insert today's date.
    Date Stop:  Enter the date the medication was stopped, if known.  Click Today to insert today's date.  As long as the Date Stop is a future date or left blank, the medication will be considered active.  If the stop date is prior to today's date, the medication is considered inactive/discontinued. If using Electronic Rx (eRx), when a medication is marked 'discontinued' in eRx, a stop date will automatically be entered for the medication in Open Dental when the Chart module is refreshed.

  2. Click OK to save.

Remove:  Remove this medication from the patient's medication list.

 

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