FDB Multilex

The UK’s leading drug database and e-prescribing decision support solution.
Read why in the Multilex factsheet.

FDB Multilex

The UK’s leading active medication clinical decision support solution

FDB Multilex provides comprehensive, independent, medications information and is the UK’s most widely used drug database and e-prescribing decision support solution, deployed in over 10,000 sites. FDB Multilex supports safer e-prescribing and dispensing across a range of healthcare settings.

  • Primary Care
  • Secondary Care
  • Mental Health Services
  • Community Services
  • Urgent and Emergency Care
  • Out of Hours
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Private Healthcare

With over 30 years’ experience, FDB has built long-standing partnerships with the leading clinical system vendors. FDB Multilex integrates into existing workflow and is used at the point of care as a trusted e-prescribing decision support tool. Integrating the FDB Multilex drug database with an electronic patient record enables context-specific drug knowledge and enhanced functionality that helps to reduce prescribing errors.

FDB Multilex has been designed and built by UK clinicians and is maintained by a team of in-house clinical experts, pharmacists and a dedicated integration team, all based in the UK. FDB Multilex was the first Clinical Decision Support solution to be accredited by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and FDB consistently satisfy the requirements for ISO 9001 certification.

The FDB Multilex drug database (called FDB MedKnowledge outside of the UK) is used worldwide, please select your region:
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Download the FDB Multilex factsheet here

Benefits of FDB Multilex

Patient Safety

Reduce Dosing Errors

The FDB Multilex drug database integrates into electronic patient record (EPR) and e-prescribing systems to support active clinical checking against a patient’s medication record.  This integration gives clinical staff the support and information required to safely prescribe the most appropriate medications.  The real-time clinical alerts and warnings highlighted within the e-prescribing process assist in reducing the risk of medical errors.

The FDB Multilex drug database includes predefined, patient-specific, dose Order Sentences that can be used to help reduce over- and under-dosing. The intelligent dose algorithm uses patient data such as age, weight, body surface area to determine appropriate drug doses. The FDB Multilex drug database enables in-built checks of doses before the prescription is confirmed (including dose range check and cumulative dose check) to ensure that the risk of medication dose error is reduced.

Patient Safety

FDB Multilex integrates into electronic patient record (EPR) and e-prescribing systems to support active clinical checking against a patient’s medication record.  This integration gives clinical staff the support and information required to safely prescribe the most appropriate medications.  The real-time clinical alerts and warnings highlighted within the prescribing process assist in reducing the risk of medical errors.

Reduce Dosing Errors

The FDB Multilex drug database includes predefined, patient-specific, dose Order Sentences that can be used to help reduce over- and under-dosing. The intelligent dose algorithm uses patient data such as age, weight, body surface area to determine appropriate drug doses. The FDB Multilex solution enables in-built checks of doses before the prescription is confirmed (including dose range check and cumulative dose check) to ensure that the risk of medication dose error is reduced.

Clinical Efficiency

Interoperability

The FDB Multilex drug database is reviewed, updated and interpreted by an in-house team of clinical pharmacists and researchers, ensuring fully quality checked, evidence-based medicines information. Integrating FDB Multilex into an e-Prescribing and Medicines Administration (ePMA) system delivers this information to the point of care, enabling faster medication checks and giving busy clinical staff the confidence they are using current medicines guidance.

FDB Multilex facilitates interoperability between systems by integrating a wide range of clinical terminologies including the NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) and SNOMED CT. FDB Multilex also includes the medication data structure and barcode information that underpins a closed-loop e-Prescribing and Medicines Administration (ePMA) system.

Clinical Efficiency

FDB Multilex drug information is reviewed, updated and interpreted by an in-house team of clinical pharmacists and researchers, ensuring fully quality checked, evidence-based medicines information. Integrating FDB Multilex into an e-Prescribing and Medicines Administration (ePMA) system delivers this information to the point of care, enabling faster medication checks and giving busy clinical staff the confidence they are using current medicines guidance.

Interoperability

FDB Multilex facilitates interoperability between systems by integrating a wide range of clinical terminologies including the NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) and SNOMED CT. FDB Multilex also includes the medication data structure and barcode information that underpins a closed-loop e-Prescribing and Medicines Administration (ePMA) system.

CDS via FDB Multilex relating to interactions, cautions, contraindications and drug sensitivities is of immense value in guiding quality patient-specific care and reducing the potential for drug errors.

Peter McGinnessThe Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Our day to day relationship with FDB is brilliant - they respond very swiftly and the information is spot on every time.

Kate TurnerDXC Technology

It’s a proven UK medication database which allowed us to be dm+d compliant from go-live.

Andrew StaplesCambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

FDB provides a product that we can plug straight into - they have the specialist knowledge so we don't have to spend time and resources doing it ourselves.

Jeff LlewellynServelec Healthcare

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FDB Multilex News & Events

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November 2, 2018

Falsified Medicines Directive Q&A: What does it mean for FDB Multilex customers?

The deadline for EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) compliance is fast approaching. What does this mean for FDB Multilex customers…
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June 6, 2018

EVENTS: JAC User Conference 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended the FDB workshop at the JAC User Conference last week in London.  Our Head…
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May 4, 2018

NEWS: FDB Workshop at the JAC User Conference

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