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Similar product curation
Fullscript’s Integrative Medical Advisory Team has curated similar products from the Fullscript catalog to help identify alternatives to the products you know and trust. These similar product suggestions are objectively selected based on ingredients, formulations, delivery form, and dose; we do not assume which health condition is being addressed and do not recommend alternative products based on clinical outcomes.
Viewing similar products
Similar products are available to our practitioners throughout the platform to help practitioners create effective treatment plans for their patients. Specifically, similar products are available in the catalog (product pages), the supplement plan tool, and the product swapping tool.
Tip! Patients will be prompted with similar products when attempting to add a backordered product to their cart to avoid interruptions in care plan. Patients will be guided to contact their practitioners with questions related to suggested similar products.
Similar products in the catalog
When searching for products in the catalog, you can browse similar products, hand-picked by Fullscript's Integrative Medical Advisory Team, from the product's display page.
To find similar products in the catalog:
- Search for a product in the catalog.
- Select a product card to view the product display page.
- Scroll down to the Similar products heading at the bottom of the page.
- Select a similar product to read its description and ingredients.
From here, select the product name to learn about that product, or start a new supplement plan.
Viewing similar products in the catalog.
Similar products in the supplement plan tool
In the supplement plan tool, select Add products to expand the catalog and search for products. Select any product to see descriptions, ingredients, available sizes, etc. Similar products are found beneath the description towards the bottom of the page. Select a similar product to learn more about it.
Viewing similar products in the supplement plan tool's product search.
Similar products in the Product swapping tool
To help your patients stay adherent, we've built the Product swapping tool to bring at-risk products to your attention. Products are considered at-risk when they have been removed from our Catalog or are on a long-term backorder. In short, they may not be available when the customer attempts to refill their products. Similar products are available in this tool to make product swaps as simple as possible.
Viewing similar products to swap a product with the Product swapping tool.
Tip! Read our Product swap tool support article for more on swapping for similar products to improve patient adherence.
Primary considerations for curating similar products
Similar product curation is based primarily on the considerations outlined below.
Ingredients: We will ideally match 75% or more of the active ingredients in the original product. For example, in a product with four ingredients, we seek to match at least three of the four ingredients. If there are no products with a 75% match available in our catalog, we will match at least 50% of the active ingredients in the original product, ensuring that the other considerations below are met.
Formulations: We will match a product with the identical formulation first (e.g., trademarked ingredient).
Delivery form: We will match products with identical delivery forms first (e.g., capsules with capsules), followed by similar delivery forms (e.g., capsules with tablets before capsules with liquids).
Dose: We will seek to match the exact dose of the ingredient(s) in the original product. If an exact match isn’t found, we offer the closest possible dose per day while finding a product with minimal servings per day. For example, if the original product is a once-daily multivitamin with 120 mg vitamin C, we will suggest an alternative once-daily multivitamin with 120 mg vitamin C, followed by a multivitamin with 60 mg vitamin C per capsule, recommended at two capsules daily.