GNU Health/Products and Services Management

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Creating Products

Creating new medication products in GNU Health

IMPORTANT: GNU Health medicament products must always be created in the main “Tryton” product section before they can be imported into the GNU Health medicaments.


1. Each product can be added individually or a range of products can be loaded via a CSV file.

2. The product must be described and costed as individual dose units that are dispensed / administered to patients.

e.g. Amoxicillin 500mg capsules (UOM = capsule), Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml oral liquid (UOM = mL), Benzylpenicillin 600mg vials (UOM = vial)

3. A range of new “Default UOM” values will need to be created for medication dose units – tablet, capsule, mL, vial etc

4. Always tick the “Consumable”, “Medicament” and the "Purchasable" boxes.

5. When the "Purchasable" box is ticked a new tab will open allowing the setting up of "Suppliers" for a particular product. Set up any number of suppliers to attach to the product.

6. Add a “Category” as “Medicaments” or “Medicaments / WHO essential medicines”.


After this initial set up it is now possible to create/import the medicament product into the configuration section of the GNU Health module - Health/Configuration/Medicaments


Type in a few letters of the product to be imported from the main “Tryton” product section.

Add the pharmacological category – in this case “Antibacterials”.

And set the Pregnancy Warning setting for that particular medication. This setting will trigger a message when prescribing for female patients between the age of xx years and yy years.

Add the “Active component” of the medication. This should be entered by referring to the WHO essential medicines list.


Creating Product Categories

Creating Services