For electronic prescriptions, you can specify a patient's drug allergies, so a provider who is prescribing drugs for that patient is aware of any reactions the patient may have. You can also specify that a patient does not have any known allergies.
To add a drug allergy or specify that there are no known allergies
How to get there
If the correct patient is not already selected, use the Patient Search box to access the patient's record.
Note: You can include inactive patients in the search results by setting the Include inactive patients switch to On.
On the Patient menu, under General, click (or tap) Prescriptions.
The patient's Patient Prescriptions page opens.
On a patient's Patient Prescriptions page, on the Prescription button menu, click (or tap) New Electronic Prescription.
The Electronic Prescriptions page opens.
Click (or tap) Add/Edit Drug Allergies.
The Add Drug Allergy options appear.
Do one of the following:
To specify that the patient has stated that he or she does not have any allergies, select the No Known Allergies check box.
To add the patient's known drug allergies, set up the following options:
Name - Begin typing the name of the allergy, continue typing as needed to narrow the results list, and then select the correct allergy.
Status - Select whether the allergy is Active or Inactive.
Reaction Type - Select whether the type of reaction is an Allergy or Adverse Reaction.
Reaction - Optionally, enter the reaction as reported by the patient.
Onset - If known, enter the date of onset of the allergy.
Click (or tap) Save.
Note: To view additional patient information (in the upper-left box), including any specified drug allergies, click the Expand button .