Pharmacy

AusDI

AusDI delivers rapid access to Australia's most comprehensive and up-to-date database of independent drug monographs, pharmaceutical company product information (PI), consumer medicine information (CMI) documents, product summaries, drug product images and interactions and safety monographs in one single resource..

AusDI contains over 80,000 pages of medicines information, covering over 5,000 products including prescription medicines, hospital use, over-the-counter (OTC) products including many complementary medicines, devices, diagnostic agents and dressings.

Find products easily via browse or advanced search technologies using brand name, ingredient, indication or therapeutic class.

AusDI is updated daily by an Australian editorial team, under the guidance of an independent Editorial Advisory Committee. It is published monthly, including the latest data from the PBS Schedule. Being web-based, AusDI is always kept current for you and requires no software installation.

AusDI Overview

Search for products, view product information and monographs, search for interactions and more. Learn how AusDI can add value to the way you work.

 

Product Identifier Module

Search the Product Identifier module to identify an unknown product by its physical characteristics such as shape, scoring, colour or markings. Link back to more clinical information from search results.

Interactions and Safety Module

Identify clinically significant warnings between multiple pairs of drugs:

  • Drug-drug
  • Drug-food
  • Drug-complementary medicine
  • Duplicate therapy warnings
  • Shared adverse effects


AusDI Mobile

AusDI has been optimised for iPhone, iPad and Android devices via a web browser. Access all the comprehensive medicines information and features including the Interactions and Safety and Product Identifier modules anywhere, anytime, using your existing username and password.

FEATUREAusDI
SEARCH
Quick Search
Search an Auto-Complete suggestion list using brand name, ingredient, indications or therapeutic class
Advanced Search
Combine search terms with Boolean operators or limit/refine the search results
Free Text Search
Search the full text across all the available medicines information including discontinued products
MEDICINES INFORMATION
Product Summary

Independently authored documents which provide a brief overview of over 5,000 products covering prescription medicines, hospital use, over-the-counter (OTC) products including many complementary medicines, devices, diagnostic agents and dressings

These summaries include information about therapeutic class, indications, use in pregnancy, sports warnings, current Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) availability (including relevant prescriber types), marketed strengths and pack sizes, product description, gluten, lactose and latex content

Product Information
The most recent TGA approved content sourced directly from pharmaceutical companies
Independent Monograph
Independently authored comprehensive, clinically relevant information about a single drug or class including indications, pharmacology/pharmacokinetics, precautions, side/adverse effects, counselling points and dosing information
Consumer Medicine Information
The most recent documents sourced directly from pharmaceutical companies in pdf format
Indications
Search or browse to find products for a specific indication
Therapeutic Class List (ATC)
Search or browse to find products in any ATC therapeutic class
MODULES
Interactions and Safety
Identify clinically significant drug-drug, drug-food and drug-complementary medicine interactions, duplicate therapy warnings and shared adverse effects
Product Identifier
Identify unknown products based on physical characteristics such as shape, scoring, colour or markings
PERSONALISATION
Interactions and Safety
My Favourites
My Settings
CONTENT UPDATE
Updated daily; published monthly

 

The AusDI Editorial Process

AusDI is developed by MedicalDirector. Created by a team of editorial pharmacists, the independent content is created in strict accordance with the guidelines developed by an Independent Editorial Advisory Committee.
 

Lead Editor
Nick Newth, B MedSci, M Pharm

Pharmaceutical Database Manager
Alan Saunders, B Pharm, Grad Dip Hosp Pharm

Associate Editors
Roslyn Chia, B Pharm (Hons)

Editors
Leslie Anne Bundy, B Pharm, Dip Clin. Nutrition, Grad Dip Clin. Research Methods, Dip Editing/Publishing
Alice Chen, B Pharm (Hons)
Lise Benjamin, B Pharm, Dip Bot Med
Vickie Leung, B Pharm (Hons, Medal)

Pharmaceutical Database Officer
Darren Shafiq, B BiomedSc(PharmSc) (Hons)

Editorial Support
Sally White, Cert IV Pharmacy

Editorial Advisory Committee

Jenny Gowan, PhD, Grad Dip Comm Pharm, PhC, FACPP, FPS
Consultant Pharmacist

Treasure McGuire, PhD, B Pharm, BSc, Postgrad Dip Clin Hosp Pharm
Assistant Director of Pharmacy (Practice & Development), Mater Hospitals, South Brisbane, Queensland
Senior Conjoint Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland
Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Queensland

Our editorial team monitors and evaluates the latest information from a variety of Australian and international sources to ensure that content in our databases and products remain up-to-date. Sources include:

  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) - Safety alerts, Medicines Safety Update, Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), Prescribing Medicines in Pregnancy Database
  • International regulatory bodies - Safety alerts and product information approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Medsafe (New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority), European Medicines Agency (EMA).
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers - New drug releases, Australian Product Information (PI) and Consumer Medicine Information (CMI)
  • GuildLink - Australian Product Information (PI) and Consumer Medicine Information (CMI), Images
  • First Databank - Interactions & Safety data
  • World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) - Drugs prohibited in sport
  • World Health Organization (WHO) - The Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) Classification
  • NEHTA Clinical Terminology - Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) and SNOMED CT-AU.
  • Other reputable Australian and international drug databases, journals, therapeutic and drug usage guidelines

AusDI Integrated

AusDI Integrated increases the effectiveness of existing clinical systems by providing clinicians with access to independent evidence-based medicines information. This flexible version of AusDI is designed to integrate into your clinical software.

AusDI content is widely used via leading clinical software packages nationwide.


Decision support and medicines information

MedicalDirector’s AusDI medicines information is comprehensive, current and designed to enhance patient outcomes at the point of care.

  • Comprehensive evidence-based content is updated daily delivering reliable and relevant information to support your clinical decisions and the quality use of medicines.
  • Interaction checking (powered by First Databank) between drugs, complementary medicines and food optimises drug treatment safety and efficacy.

AusDI Drug File

The AusDI Drug File provides one of the most comprehensive lists of therapeutic drug products in Australia. Products/therapeutic entities are added and updated on a daily basis and a complete, new file is published monthly including the latest PBS data.

AusDI referential datasets

AusDI delivers efficient access to Australia's most comprehensive and up-to-date database of independent drug monographs, pharmaceutical company product information (PI), consumer medicine information (CMI) documents, product summaries and interactions and safety monographs. AusDI comprises over 80,000 pages of medicines information, covering thousands of products including prescription medicines, hospital use, over-the-counter (OTC) products including many complementary medicines, devices, diagnostic agents and dressings. All these document types can be supplied as discrete datasets, delivered in flexible formats on a monthly basis.

AusDI Interactions and Safety (powered by First Databank)

AusDI delivers efficient access to Australia's most comprehensive and up-to-date database of independent drug monographs, pharmaceutical company product information (PI), consumer medicine information (CMI) documents, product summaries and interactions and safety monographs. AusDI comprises over 80,000 pages of medicines information, covering thousands of products including prescription medicines, hospital use, over-the-counter (OTC) products including many complementary medicines, devices, diagnostic agents and dressings. All these document types can be supplied as discrete datasets, delivered in flexible formats on a monthly basis.

  • Drug-Drug Interactions
  • Drug-Food Interactions
  • Duplicate Therapy Warnings
  • Drug-Allergy Screening
  • Dosage Range Check
  • Side Effects