Legacy eRx Drug-Drug, Drug-Allergy Interaction Checks

In Legacy eRx comprehensive version, drug-drug and drug-allergy interaction checks are automated. You must contact Open Dental to turn on this feature.

At this time, the patient's allergy and medication list in Open Dental is not passed to Legacy eRx. If an allergy or medication is not listed, see Legacy eRx Allergies or Legacy eRx Medications.

Allergy and severe/contraindicated interactions

When searching for, then selecting a drug in Legacy eRx, the system automatically checks for allergy and contraindicated/most severe interactions. The alert looks like this:

To cancel the order of a medication that has triggered an interaction alert:

  1. Close the alert. The medication will still be pending.
  2. Click Cancel in the middle of the screen.
  3. The medication will still be listed in the Pending Rx area. Click [X] to delete it.

All interactions

If the system is set to check for all interactions, regardless of severity level, a summary of all interactions (drug-drug, drug-allergy, drug-disease) will show on the Review page. Click More Info to view complete information on a potential interaction.