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AHFS Consumer Medication Information Monographs

Providing easy-to-use written instructions on drug therapy.

The American Hospital Formulary Service Consumer Medication Information (AHFS CMI) - formerly known as ASHP MedTeach – is a database of patient education information that allows clinicians to provide easy-to-use written instructions on drug therapy. Developed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the AHFS CMI® Monographs use a question-and-answer format to provide concise information on uses, side effects, storage, precautions, dietary instructions, and missed doses.

AHFS CMI Monographs Advantages:

  • Provides over 1,100 highly detailed patient medication monographs, which can be integrated directly into a healthcare information system.
  • Over 1,100 monographs - covers over 4,500 medications, including the top 200 most prescribed medications
  • Extensive home infusion coverage
  • Extensive cancer chemotherapy coverage
  • Written at a sixth to eighth grade level of comprehension and reviewed by consumer groups for style and readability
  • Helpful appendices - topics include: Helpful Suggestions for Cancer Patients and Medication Administration Directions
  • Substantially meets recommendations set forth in the Action Plan for the Provision of Useful Prescription Medicine (Keystone Guidelines) and the 2006 FDA CMI Guidance.