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An introduction to MedicinesComplete
What is MedicinesComplete?
• MedicinesComplete is an online subscription service
• Providing online access to world leading drug and healthcare
resources
• Updated regularly by Pharmaceutical Press, the publishing division
of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
• Contains products from our publishing partners:
• British Medical Association
• American Pharmacists Association
• Royal Pharmaceutical Society
• American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
 To visit our site, go to http://www.MedicinesComplete.com
The new MedicinesComplete v3.0
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Improved navigation to preparations, interactions, drug monographs, adverse
effects or treatment and so on
Organisational branding
Additional login mechanisms, including the ability to stay logged into your
personal account
Open URL enabled reference links
New enhanced navigation within a document
Improved global search
Improved workflow integration
Term recognition and weighting provides intelligent and relevant results
Specialty limits applied to the global search provides focus across a broad set of
resources
Intelligent guidance for unrecognised search terms, ensuring zero results are
reduced
Subscriber welcome page
Multi method login
Global search result
Result filter tabs
Selected resource search results
Monograph
The Facts
• More than 30,000 drug, poison, interaction and herbal
monographs
• The latest advice on prescribing, dispensing and administering
drugs and medicines
• The combined knowledge of hundreds of leading experts,
scientists and researchers
• Over 100,000 references to original research, scientific papers,
reports and cases studies – PubMed links
• Up-to-date guidance on disease treatments, disease management
and therapeutics
• Complete international coverage
Features
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Quick easy-to-use ‘global’ search across all resources
Intuitive interface with a new clean look and layout
Unique mix of world leading drug information resources
New search filtering allows for quick access to key information
Trusted, unbiased, global, clinically proven information
Regular content updates
Flexible access options such as IP address authentication, Athens
and Shibboleth
• Open url reference linking
Benefits
• Flexible choice of product tailored to your requirements
• Price structure to suit your budget
• Training can be provided by our sales team plus online PowerPoint
and Flash demo’s
• Usage statistics can be provided including search trends
• Global company wide availability to comprehensive and reliable
drug information
The Resources
AHFS Drug Information
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Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Covers drug interactions; adverse reactions; toxicity; therapeutic perspective; specific dosage and
administration information; preparations, chemistry, stability; pharmacology and pharmacokinetics;
contraindications; and more.
Every year an average of over 60% of AHFS content is revised
Contains over 1,200 monographs
Over 40,000 represented medicines and over 100,000 drug products
Over 70,000 uniquely cited references
Expert advice and peer reviewed
 For further information please refer to the resource fact sheet or visit
http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/ahfs/current/
The Resources
British National Formulary
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Published jointly by the British Medical Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great
Britain,
The BNF details medicines prescribed in the UK,
Covers uses, cautions, contra-indications, side-effects, dosage and relative costs
Best practice, legal and professional guidelines relating to the use of medicines
Designed for rapid reference,
Advice on prescribing, dispensing and administering medicines
The BNF is used 600,000 a day, 3 million times per week
The BNF 1 had 376 pages, the BNF 56 has 976 pages
 For further information please refer to the resource fact sheet or visit
http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/
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BNF for Children
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Published jointly by the BMA, RPSGB, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and the
Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group,
Prescribing, dispensing, monitoring, and administration of medicines to children.
Encourages the safe, effective, and appropriate use of medicines for the management of childhood
conditions.
Validated against emerging evidence, best practice guidelines, and advice from a network of clinical
experts.
The text is published under the authority of a Paediatric Formulary Committee.
Includes authoritative advice on licensed as well as unlicensed and “off-label” use of medicines for
children from birth up to the age of 18 years.
 For further information please refer to the resource fact sheet or visit
http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnfc/current/
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Clarke’s Analysis of Drugs and Poisons
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For use primarily by scientists faced with identifying and quantifying drugs and poisons in body fluids,
tissue samples and pharmaceutical and industrial products.
Over 1700 drug and poison monographs
Details physical properties, analytical methods, pharmacokinetic data, ultraviolet, infra-red and mass
spectra, and therapeutic and toxicity data of drugs and poisons
31 sections cover all practice areas and analytical procedures
International in scope and coverage
Represents the combined knowledge of the analytical and forensic toxicology community no other drug
analysis reference has the depth and breadth
 For further information please refer to the resource fact sheet or visit
http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/clarke/current/
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Dietary Supplements
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Provides up-to-date information on safety and efficacy of dietary supplements.
Includes the latest findings on the most commonly used dietary supplements
Over 100 comprehensively referenced monographs
Regulations relating to dietary supplements in UK, Europe and the USA
Useful appendices including a summary of interactions with conventional medicines
Recently added monographs include; Collagen, Hyaluronic acid, Multivitamins & Pumpkin seed
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For further information please refer to the resource fact sheet or visit
http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/diet/current/
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Drug Administration by Enteral Feeding Tubes
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A practical guide to the safe administration of medicines via enteral feeding tubes
Ten chapters provide the background knowledge to inform clinical decisions
Accompanying 344 monographs
Guidance on the safe administration of specific drugs and formulations
Contents include: types of enteral feeding tubes, tube flushing, restoring and maintaining patency,
drug therapy review, medication formulation choice, unlicensed medication use, health and safety and
interactions.
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For further information please refer to the resource fact sheet or visit
https://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/tubes/current
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Handbook on Injectable Drugs
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The ultimate authority on compatibility and stability of injectable drugs.
372 drug monographs
2,623 references
Make accurate assessments of the compatibility of various solutions and additives with a particular
drug
FAQ’s on preparation, storing and administration of injectable drugs
Includes AHFS classification numbers
Including common sizes, strengths, volumes, forms, pH, osmotic value, etc
Storage requirements and general stability information,
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http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/hid/current/
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Herbal Medicines
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Invaluable online resource for evidence-based information on herbal medicines
Addresses the issues of quality, safety and efficacy
Scientifically rigorous, impartial, evidence based, information on medicinal herbs
Over 150 monographs, comprehensively referenced
Safety and interactions of a herbal medicine
Clinical indication and dosage
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For further information please refer to the resource fact sheet or visit
http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/herbals/current/
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Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference
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Martindale: The complete drug reference - trusted source for medicines information for over 120
years.
Worldwide coverage - unrivalled global focus
Comprehensive, unbiased, reliable and evaluated
Martindale forms the backbone of MedicinesComplete.
Regularly updated
Synopses of treatments for more than 660 diseases
Over 6,300 Drug Monographs, 149,000 Preparations, 40,700 References and 14,700
Manufacturers’ Details
Includes herbals, diagnostic agents, radiopharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical excipients, toxins, and
poisons as well as drugs and medicines
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For further information please refer to the resource fact sheet or visit
http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/martindale/current/
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Pharmaceutical Excipients
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Comprehensive guide to the uses, properties and safety of pharmaceutical excipients.
Internationally acclaimed and one of the most authoritative
Physical properties of individual excipients with comparative data on different grades from the same
or different suppliers
Over 300 fully referenced excipient monographs
Ideal for those involved with the development, production, control and regulation of pharmaceutical
preparations, or production of confectionery, cosmetics and food products
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For further information please refer to the resource fact sheet or visit
http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/excipients/current/
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Rules and Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufactures and Distributors
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Essential reference for all involved in the manufacture or distribution of medicines in Europe.
Collates in one convenient and authoritative source European and UK guidance documents and
information on legislation relating to the manufacture and distribution of medicines for human use.
Bring together the main pharmaceutical regulations, directives and guidance for manufacturers and
wholesalers
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For further information please refer to the resource fact sheet or visit
http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/orange/current/
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Stability-Indicating HPLC Methods for Drug Analysis
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The only compilation of stability-indicating high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC)
analytical methods
Analysts can now avoid the tedium of lengthy literature searches
A more in-depth, extensive description of the HPLC analysis presented in the literature
Information on 572 different drug entities presented in structured monographs containing 30
elements
1,028 stability-indicating HPLC analytical methods
Unique in focusing on stability-indicating HPLC methods
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http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/hplc/current/
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Stockley’s Drug Interactions
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The world’s most comprehensive and authoritative international reference source on drug
interactions
Quick and easy access to clinically relevant, evaluated, and evidence-based online information on
interactions between therapeutic drugs, proprietary medicines, herbal medicines, foods, drinks,
pesticides and drugs of abuse.
Over 14,000 drug interactions in 2,800 Monographs
Includes over 17,600 references
International coverage
Ability to enter up to 12 drugs at a time
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For further information please refer to the resource fact sheet or visit
http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/stockley/current/
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Stockley’s Interaction Alerts
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Stockley's Interaction Alerts is based on the full text of Stockley's Drug Interactions.
The wealth of information has been reduced into succinct two-part messages to provide a brief
overview of the evidence behind the interaction
Allows instant review of possible drug interactions
Covers over 40,000 drug–drug, drug–alcohol or drug–food pairs
Rating system easily identifies the depth of background information and gauges the potential severity
of each interaction
Links to full text of Stockley's Drug Interactions
Invaluable and up-to-date, clinical decision making tool
International coverage
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For further information please refer to the resource fact sheet or visit
http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/alerts/current/
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The Merck Index
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World renowned reference source for chemical, pharmaceutical and biomedical information
Over 10,000 monographs
Critically evaluated, peer-reviewed, and authoritative information on compounds of significance in
research, commerce, and environmental impact.
Monographs provide descriptions of more than 18,000 substances across multiple scientific
disciplines including:
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Drugs for humans and animals
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Organic chemicals used in research and manufacturing
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Plants and traditional medicines
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Natural products, toxins and biologicals
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Agricultural chemicals, pesticides, and herbicides
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Food additives and nutritional supplements
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Fragrances, fl avours, cosmetics, dyes, stains and colours
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For further information please refer to the resource fact sheet or visit
http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/merck/current
Publishing Partners
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American Pharmacists Association (APA)
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
British Medical Association (BMA)
Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPS)
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group
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