MICROMEDEX® 2.0 Home Page

Searches Made Simple

Simply type any term, phrase, or question into the search box that is available on every page to get to the information you want. Micromedex is designed to work like familiar search engines and deliver results in a clean, uncluttered interface.

 

Your request automatically searches across all content to which you are currently subscribed.

 

For detailed instructions on creating searches in MICROMEDEX 2.0 click here.

 

Black Box Warnings

An alphabetical list of all drugs in MICROMEDEX 2.0 that carry a black box warning can be found with a single search!

 

Search results return the list of drugs (with a black box warning) as links, allowing you fast access directly to the Black Box Warning topic in the drug information. Click here for information on creating a black box warning search.

 

Drug Consults

An alphabetical list of all DRUGDEX® Drug Consult articles can be found with a single search!

 

Search results return the list of articles shown as links, allowing you fast access directly to the information. Click here for information on creating a search for Drug Consults.

 


 

Other tasks available on the Micromedex 2.0 Home Page are:

 

  • Use a Tool
     

  • Open another subscribed Thomson Reuters application via the tab (e.g., CareNotes or NeoFax)

  • Access Micromedex 2.0 from your Smart Phone or download to your handheld device (MOBILE)
     

  • View your subscriptions
     

  • Go to the Gateway page

 

 

 

Searching Micromedex

 

MICROMEDEX 2.0 is capable of performing sophisticated searches across all subscribed content without having to know complicated rules or software application navigation. All searches occur from the single search box located at the top of every page.

 

Searches can be:

Typically, the more information you can provide, the faster we can move you directly to the answer to your question. Not all questions have a direct link to a topic in our data, but all searches return results that are ranked by relevancy to your search terms.

 

Drop-down Suggestions

 

As you type in the search box, the drop-down list opens as soon as you enter three or more characters and makes suggestions based on what you've typed.

 

For example, if you typed "dosing", the drop-down list would suggest:

Building or Starting the Search

 

Once you have begun to build your search by typing in the search box, do one of the following:



 

 

 

TIPS:
highlight
an item in the list using the arrow up/down keys, or by hovering with your mouse.

 

select items (add them to your search query) using your mouse or arrow up/down keys and a single-click, - Or -Select by typing the entire keyword or phrase listed in the drop-down.

 

start a search based on what is in the search box by clicking the SEARCH button (or pressing the Enter key).
 

Start a search using (or adding) an item in the drop-down list by double-clicking on the item in the list  - or - by highlighting the item and then clicking the SEARCH button (or the Enter key) .

 

 

Certain search terms produce even more focused results, positioning you directly into the information topic of interest (e.g., dosing). The list of terms that produce these results will continue to grow with each release of MICROMEDEX 2.0. To view list of search terms, and some search examples, click here.

 

Building Searches with Multiple Terms or Phrases

 

As you type, the drop-down list opens as soon as you enter three or more characters and suggests keywords or phrases based on what you've typed.  You can use the drop-down list to help you create searches using combinations of terms and phrases.

 

Using the following example, let's say you start your search with the word, "treatment". The drop-down list would suggest terms and phrases that relate to treatment, and let's say you pick "treatment of choice for" with a single-click of the mouse on the "treatment of choice for" list item.

 

 

 

Then you continue by typing "atrial" in the search box. The drop-down list opens again, this time with suggestions for "atrial".

 

For this example, let's say you are interested in the best treatment for atrial fibrillation, so you add this to the search with a single-click on the "Atrial fibrillation" list item.

 

 

Click the SEARCH button (or press the Enter key) to begin the search for the treatment of choice for Atrial fibrillation..

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Black Box Warnings

 

An alphabetical list of all the drugs in MICROMEDEX 2.0 that have a Black Box Warning is available with one search.

 

Simply type: BBW, or begin typing black box warning into the search box. Even just typing the first three characters (bla) will bring the black box warning into the drop-down list. Select black box warning (or BBW) from the list and click the SEARCH button (or press the Enter key) to retrieve the list of drugs that carry this warning.

 

 

The list of drugs with black box warnings is shown, in alphabetical order, as hypertext links. Click on a title to open directly to the Black Box Warning topic in the associated drug information.

 

To move to a title later in the alphabet, use the Jump To menu. Click on the letter link to position the page to the first document that begins with the selected letter.

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Drug Consults

 

An alphabetical list of all of the Drug Consult articles available in MICROMEDEX 2.0 can be found with one search.

 

Simply type: "consults" or begin typing "drug consults" into the search box. Select consults (or drug consults) from the list to retrieve the list of drug consult documents available.
 

 

The list of DRUGDEX Drug Consults is shown in alphabetical order. Click on a title to open the associated drug consult document.

 

To move to a title later in the alphabet, use the Jump To menu. Click on the letter (or number) link to position the page to the first document that begins with the selected letter.

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The Tools Menu

 

The Tools menu (shown above the search box on every page) provides functionality that is not available in a search of the Micromedex content.

 

Use the tools menu to:

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View your Subscriptions

 

View all the Micromedex products you subscribe to by clicking the MY SUBSCRIPTION link located near the top right side of every page. Your customer name and account number are shown near the top of the window.

 

 

Subscribed products (and external applications) are shown on the left side of the window. Products and applications that you do not subscribe to are shown on the right. Hover your mouse over the "i" icon to view a general description of the product or application.

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