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Official URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/medicationdispense-status-reason Version: 6.0.0-cibuild
draft as of 2024-05-14 Computable Name: MedicationDispenseStatusReasonCodes
Flags: Experimental OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.1316

This value set is used in the following places:

MedicationDispense Status Reason Codes


This expansion generated 14 May 2024

Expansion based on codesystem Medication Dispense Status Reason Codes v6.0.0-cibuild (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 21 concepts.

  frr01http://hl7.org/fhir/CodeSystem/medicationdispense-status-reasonOrder Stopped

The order has been stopped by the prescriber but this fact has not necessarily captured electronically. Example: A verbal stop, a fax, etc.

  frr02http://hl7.org/fhir/CodeSystem/medicationdispense-status-reasonStale-dated Order

Order has not been fulfilled within a reasonable amount of time, and might not be current.

  frr03http://hl7.org/fhir/CodeSystem/medicationdispense-status-reasonIncomplete data

Data needed to safely act on the order which was expected to become available independent of the order is not yet available. Example: Lab results, diagnostic imaging, etc.

  frr04http://hl7.org/fhir/CodeSystem/medicationdispense-status-reasonProduct unavailable

Product not available or manufactured. Cannot supply.


The dispenser has ethical, religious or moral objections to fulfilling the order/dispensing the product.

  frr06http://hl7.org/fhir/CodeSystem/medicationdispense-status-reasonUnable to provide care

Fulfiller not able to provide appropriate care associated with fulfilling the order. Example: Therapy requires ongoing monitoring by fulfiller and fulfiller will be ending practice, leaving town, unable to schedule necessary time, etc.

  altchoicehttp://hl7.org/fhir/CodeSystem/medicationdispense-status-reasonTry another treatment first

This therapy has been ordered as a backup to a preferred therapy. This order will be released when and if the preferred therapy is unsuccessful.

  clarifhttp://hl7.org/fhir/CodeSystem/medicationdispense-status-reasonPrescription/Request requires clarification

Clarification is required before the order can be acted upon.

  drughighhttp://hl7.org/fhir/CodeSystem/medicationdispense-status-reasonDrug level too high

The current level of the medication in the patient's system is too high. The medication is suspended to allow the level to subside to a safer level.

  hospadmhttp://hl7.org/fhir/CodeSystem/medicationdispense-status-reasonAdmission to hospital

The patient has been admitted to a care facility and their community medications are suspended until hospital discharge.

  labinthttp://hl7.org/fhir/CodeSystem/medicationdispense-status-reasonLab interference issues

The therapy would interfere with a planned lab test and the therapy is being withdrawn until the test is completed.

  non-availhttp://hl7.org/fhir/CodeSystem/medicationdispense-status-reasonPatient not available

Patient not available for a period of time due to a scheduled therapy, leave of absence or other reason.

  preghttp://hl7.org/fhir/CodeSystem/medicationdispense-status-reasonPatient is pregnant or breastfeeding

The patient is pregnant or breast feeding. The therapy will be resumed when the pregnancy is complete and the patient is no longer breastfeeding.


The patient is believed to be allergic to a substance that is part of the therapy and the therapy is being temporarily withdrawn to confirm.

  sddihttp://hl7.org/fhir/CodeSystem/medicationdispense-status-reasonDrug interacts with another drug

The drug interacts with a short-term treatment that is more urgently required. This order will be resumed when the short-term treatment is complete.

  sduptherhttp://hl7.org/fhir/CodeSystem/medicationdispense-status-reasonDuplicate therapy

Another short-term co-occurring therapy fulfills the same purpose as this therapy. This therapy will be resumed when the co-occuring therapy is complete.

  sintolhttp://hl7.org/fhir/CodeSystem/medicationdispense-status-reasonSuspected intolerance

The patient is believed to have an intolerance to a substance that is part of the therapy and the therapy is being temporarily withdrawn to confirm.

  surghttp://hl7.org/fhir/CodeSystem/medicationdispense-status-reasonPatient scheduled for surgery

The drug is contraindicated for patients receiving surgery and the patient is scheduled to be admitted for surgery in the near future. The drug will be resumed when the patient has sufficiently recovered from the surgery.


The patient was previously receiving a medication contraindicated with the current medication. The current medication will remain on hold until the prior medication has been cleansed from their system.

  outofstockhttp://hl7.org/fhir/CodeSystem/medicationdispense-status-reasonDrug not available - out of stock

Drug out of stock. Cannot supply.

  offmarkethttp://hl7.org/fhir/CodeSystem/medicationdispense-status-reasonDrug not available - off market

Drug no longer marketed Cannot supply.


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