MIMS Quick Reference

The MIMS editorial team use proprietary editorial standards to compile abbreviated product-based information. Data is supplied on all commonly prescribed, and commonly used over-the-counter and alternative products available in New Zealand.

The MIMS Quick Reference is available in various MIMS channels - print, online, mobile (Android, iOS) and Integrated.

The following fields of data are supplied.

Product name
Therapeutic class
Generic composition (active ingredients)
ADEC pregnancy classification
Use and indications
Adverse reactions
Drug interactions
Hospital formulary flag
Patient information - brief reminder instructions to the clinicians
Sport classification (referenced from World Anti-Doping Agency/International Olympic Committee Medical Commission)
Form of the product (eg tablet)
Drug classification
Composition of formulation
Dosage and administration or directions for use, including directions with relevance to food intake
Drowsy status (referenced from NZ Pharmaceutical Society Cautionary and Advisory Labelling)
Active amount of generic in the product
Number of units in the pack
Subsidy status (source Pharmac)
Manufacturer price and subsidy price (where applicable)
Price to patient for all products listed with Pharmac and/or Pharmacy Guild (MIMS Desktop version only)
Special Authority or restricted text and other conditions on prescribing (source Pharmac)
Interchangeable MultiSource Medicine (IMM) flag added (source Pharmac)
Action/indication indexing terms (electronic products only)
The full Medsafe datasheets are distributed with the database - where available and when permission for distribution has been given. Updated quarterly.

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