Patients can now use an app to search for CMI and PS for registered prescription medicines
The new MedSearch app is available for download from Google Play and the Apple App Store, says the TGA.
It was created as part of the Health IT Graduate Program to provide users with up-to-date, easy to access CMI and PI – a convenient alternative to consulting leaflets in medicines packaging or searching the TGA website for medicines information.
“By offering CMI and PI documents through a mobile application, users can access information on the safe and effective use of their medicine anywhere, any time and save the results for fast and simple future reference,” the TGA says.
The process for health professionals has also been streamlined, it says. Important scientific Product Information is now immediately accessible through the app, including adverse effects, dosage instructions, indications and precautions.
“Each time a PI or CMI is downloaded, the app will automatically access the most recent version, ensuring access to the most current information possible. The app will also undergo periodic updates to uphold and improve functionality,” the TGA says.
A downloadable poster for display in pharmacies is available here.