This is NOT a prescribing or dispensing tool.
The NZULM website is a window into the information available in the NZULM.
It's purpose is to allow you to explore the contents of the NZULM and to discover the depth of information within it.
NZULM information will shortly be incorporated into the Prescribing and Dispensing software you use today for this purpose.
Two forms of searching are currently provided.
1) You can search for any part of a product name or substance name in the primary search box, or
2) you can search the NZULM through the WHO ATC hierarchy.
If you enter paracetamol in the search box the first list of results will show only the names that CONTAIN paracetamol. It will not find all the products that have paracetamol as base substance e.g. Paracare will not be displayed under the heading Branded Products because it does not have paracetamol in the description. However Amcal Paracetamol will be displayed. If you search on part words (e.g. para) you will get more results. In this case Paracare would be included in the results.
The NZULM distributes information from third parties. The originators of the information distributed through the NZULM include the NZ Medicines Terminology, Medsafe and PHARMAC, the Pharmaceutical Management Agency. The subsidy information being distributed through the NZULM is taken from the latest available version of the Pharmaceutical Schedule which is published by PHARMAC.
While every care has been taken in compiling the NZULM, the NZULM and the originators of the information provided through the NZULM take no responsibility for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies, and shall not be liable for any consequences arising there from.
Search results are generally sorted alphabetically under the headings of Generic Substances and Branded Products.