A Spanish on-line adaptation of the British National Formulary has recently been inaugurated under the name “Guía de Prescripción Terapéutica”. This guide covers all the medicines available in Spain, classified by pathology. In addition, it offers a number of notes which provide each doctor with information to help him to select the appropriate medicine. It is also interesting from the patients’ point of view as it enables them to find out about the dosage and the possible side effects of all the Spanish medicines in a scientific and objective manner.

Foreigners also benefit from valuable assistance by consulting the “Vademécum” page, which includes a chapter called “Equivalencias”, where they can look for the Spanish equivalent of the medicines prescribed in their country of origin, and vice-versa. Once they have found the name, they can then search for detailed information in the guides from their respective countries and in their own language.

In today’s world, where people are constantly travelling, we always advice them to carry along a list of the medicines they are taking, including their generic name, as this information enables any doctor around the world to know exactly what the patient is taking.

Guía de Prescripción Terapéutica: www.imedicinas.com/GPTage/Open.php?cDAw
Vademécum: www.vademecum.es