The definitions of interactions are those of the AFSSAPS:
Each interaction is represented by an icon as shown below.
|Unrecognize drugs (interactions not available)|
|Known drug without interaction|
|Low level interaction : INN duplication|
|Low level interaction: Precaution of use|
|Interaction : Take into account|
|Interaction : Unadvised association|
|Interaction : contraindication|
|Pure textual prescription (no interaction available)|
The interactions are detailed. Are presented:
These informations are available in french and english.
All databases can use the interaction engine. They just need to include mandatory datas (links between molecular content of drugs and their ATC code).
The drugs database information dialog, available from the menu About/About databases/Information on drugs database allow you to evaluate the accurancy of the database. The percents of known molecules for the interaction engine is shown in the category Validity/Interaction engine completion.
The interactions are calculated in real time. This means that every addition of a drug
in the prescription (double click in the search / selection), interactions are
automatically recalculated. No additional action on your part is required.
The search for interactions involves analysis of INN and therapeutic classes defined by AFSSAPS. The INN can belong to several classes. The INN and the classes are presented in the tooltip that appears under the name of the drug when you leave the mouse over without action.
Interactions datas are extracted from the french interaction thesaurus from the AFSSAPS (governemental) and translated by hand.
The window dosages presents the existence or non-drug interaction for the bias an icon in the upper left corner.
Interactions alerts can be:
Dynamic alerts shows :
You can set the two types of alerts warning the minimum level to limit the number of requests for confirmation (refer to application preferences). For example, it is possible to set alerts only for dynamic interactions to unadvised associations and contraindications.
The details of interactions are available by clicking on the name of the drug in the protocol window or by activating the “interactions' synthesizer” by clicking on the ad hoc (one pair of eyes).
The synthesizer shows, in a separate window, each interaction found: INN, drugs and all information interaction.
The summary can be printed with your header, footer and watermark printing with a click.
The synthesizer is an indispensable tool for pharmacies or prescription's analysis consultations.