Rcopia: What is a Free Text Drug?

This article defines free text drugs, shows the 'red pill' icon associated with prescriptions created with them, and explains that these prescriptions will not transmit electronically. 

Free text drugs are not selected from the search results.

Free text drugs are created when 'Enter free text' is selected instead of a specific medication from the search results.


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When 'Enter free text' is selected, the Prescribe Medication page will display a red pill icon.  Hovering over this red pill produces the message below:


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Note: free text drugs may not trigger alerts for drug-drug interactions and drug-allergy reactions.

Free text prescriptions do not transmit electronically.

  • Non-controlled prescriptions will attempt to go by fax.
  • Controlled substance prescriptions will be marked undeliverable.
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