User guides

Know more, do more with MedicinesComplete 

Get the most out of MedicinesComplete with our step‑by‑step guides, videos and resource tutorials.  Whether you’re an experienced user or entirely new to the platform, our user guides provide expert guidance to help you navigate MedicinesComplete quickly and efficiently.

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Getting started

MedicinesComplete User Guide 

Comprehensive quick start guide for new users

Download our user-friendly manual that covers fundamental topics, core features and tools, to walk you through the basics and better support your experience on MedicinesComplete. We’ve got you covered from start to finish.

An Introduction to MedicinesComplete

Navigate MedicinesComplete

Learn how to navigate the homepage and search function on MedicinesComplete. Use the intuitive search experience to seamlessly navigate across comprehensive and relevant content for clinical, research and education needs. 

Search MedicinesComplete for essential information for use at the point of care

See our key resources and tools in action when treating a patient  

 Learn how to determine the best treatment options for a patient suffering an acute gout attack by searching across BNF, Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference, Stockley’s Drug Interactions and Martindale’s ADR checker.    


Introduction to resources

British National Formulary (BNF)

Search the BNF and BNF for Children  

Learn how to navigate the BNF and BNF for Children for concise medicines information. Quickly access drug monographs and treatment summaries for prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines .

Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference and Martindale's  ADR Checker

Identify, manage and prevent ADRs   

Learn how to identify, manage and prevent ADRs across the entire patient journey.  Discover how to navigate more detailed management advice covering indications and dose, side-effects, dosing adjustments and pharmacokinetics in Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference.  

Stockley's Drug Interactions and Stockley's Interactions Checker

Guidance on managing drug interactions 

Learn how to navigate from Stockley's Interactions Checker to Stockley's Drug Interactions for actionable information to manage drug interactions safely and effectively. Providing quick and easy access to interactions between drugs and food, and more. 

Critical Illness

An Introduction to Critical Illness

Hear Editors-in-Chief, Professor Barbara Philips, Dr Cathrine McKenzie and Greg Barton MBE, discuss how Critical Illness through MedicinesComplete provides multidisciplinary teams with practical, evidence-based guidance to support the complex needs of the critically ill.

Drug Monitoring Checker

Navigate actionable monitoring information

Learn about the key features of Drug Monitoring Checker to support healthcare professionals make effective drug monitoring decisions at the point of care. Includes a demonstration of monitoring parameters and monitoring profiles. 

Palliative Care Formulary

Introduction to Palliative Care Formulary

Presented by one of Palliative Care Formulary's Editors-in-Chief, Sarah Charlesworth, learn how the resource is used in practice to support a patient with hepatic impairment. 

Pharmaceutical Excipients

Research an excipient for use

As demonstrated in this video, understand the sections of an excipient monograph and chapters within the resource for further information, using menthol as an example.

The Orange and The Green Guide

Guidance for manufacturers and distributors of medicines

Learn how to search these essential resources for rules and guidance from UK and European directives, regulations and legislations relating to the manufacture and distribution of medicines. 

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