Frequently Asked Questions
Drug identifiers for all new Multum products are now present here.
Herbal and nutraceutical products are included in our database. Allergy, interaction, and therapeutic duplication information is available for all products. In addition, the most commonly used products have patient education leaflets.
Leaflets are available for about 75% of the generic drug names in our database. This covers the majority of drugs that are normally prescribed and/or dispensed to outpatients and many that are used in an inpatient setting. Some commonly used over the counter drugs, like aspirin or acetaminophen also have patient information because they are commonly prescribed and dispensed in a pharmacy. The leaflet is meant to give patients a guide to taking their medication at home.
Our selection of patient leaflets is used by one of the largest mail order pharmacies in the United States, who feel that the available content covers >99% of the drugs they dispense. We are happy to consider suggestions for additions to our leaflets and will add it to our offerings if the drug is found to be a candidate for this process.
The SDKís hardware requirements are dependent on a number of factors. Some of these include the number of concurrent client users in the environment, the number of calls made to the SDK server components during peak load, and the nature of the calls made by client software to the SDK servers.
For multi-user environments of up to 500 concurrent users (client-machines), the minimum hardware recommendations are:
For multi-user environments of up to 2500 concurrent users (client-machines), the minimum hardware recommendations are:
Please note that these are minimum system requirements. Heavy load testing shows that the greatest benefit in throughput for the SDK is achieved by (1) the addition of physical memory, and (2) increased CPU speed in that order.
For larger-scale installations, multiple physical machines positioned behind a load-balancing device may be appropriate.
Multum has created a comprehensive suite of clinical information concerning dose range checking. Multumís dose range checking service provides a tool to help reduce adverse drug events by preventing unsafe medication orders. Dose range check analyzes a medication order to determine whether the order exceeds the single or daily high dose, is below the single or daily low dose, or exceeds the recommended treatment period. These ranges can be based on patient age, weight, or body surface area, and renal function, or liver function.
Dose Range Check reviews:
1. High, Low, or maximum daily dose
2. High, Low or maximum single dose
3. Dosing Frequency
4. Maximum life-time dose
5. Renal impairment dosage adjustments
6. Liver impairment dosage adjustments
7. Pediatric dosage ranges
8. Normal adult dosage ranges
9. Geriatric dosage ranges
Patient-specific data allows Multumís dose range checker to provide a more tailored dose range check for the patient. If patient-specific data is unavailable, dose range check provides a range based on a normal adult.
A dosage comment can be displayed indicating that:
1. This order is OK to be given to the patient with this condition
2. This order should not be given to the patient with this condition
3. This order should not be given in this dosage form to the patient with this condition.