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MIMS - the trusted prescription tool: 11 issues a year

MIMS - available as a subscription of 11 issues per year - is a quick and easy reference to the vast majority of branded medicines available on prescription in South Africa. Important abbreviated product information, namely Manufacturer, Nappi Code/s, Price/s, Indications, Schedule, Presentation, Dosage, Contra-indications, Side Effects, Special Precautions and Drug Interactions, makes it the prescriber’s favourite. Thousands of doctors use it daily at the point of prescription when selecting and comparing medicines.


mobiMIMS - MIMS for smartphones and tablets: 12 months

mobiMIMS is an electronic version of MIMS specifically designed for use on smartphones and Internet-enabled tablet devices. It provides access to all of MIMS’ abbreviated product monographs as an easy-to-use browser-based application, and allows users to browse and search products by active ingredient, product name, MIMS pharmacological classification and manufacturer. mobiMIMS is suitable for all Internet-enabled smartphones and tablet devices, including those running Apple iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry OS.



This fully searchable desktop product – which updates via the Internet – contains electronic MIMS and MDR branded medicines listings. In addition, it features an up-to-date ICD10 coding browser (incorporating the updates which became effective from January 2014), PMB algorithms on chronic conditions, memory joggers for practitioners (eg vaccination tables), patient information on a wide variety of medical conditions, surgical procedures and travel precautions, as well as contact details for a vast number of healthcare services and facilities. eMIMS is available on an annual subscription basis.


IVS - medicines information for vets: 4 issues a year

This quarterly publication contains abbreviated package insert information of most branded veterinary medicines available in South Africa.


Subscription Packages

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 DescriptionUnit Price 
MIMS & mobiMIMS & MDR & eMIMS 4818,00
MIMS & MDR & eMIMS 3558,00
MIMS & mobiMIMS & MDR 3663,00
MIMS & eMIMS 2436,00
MIMS & MDR 2403,00
MIMS & mobiMIMS 2541,00
eMims & mobiMIMS 2415,00
MIMS & eMIMS & mobiMIMS 3696,00
MDR & mobiMIMS & Emims 3537,00

Single Publications

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MIMS Desk Reference (MDR volume 52) your valuable prescribing reference - now even more comprehensive – Available July 2017.

In an age where less is often considered more, MIMS is heading against the stream this year with a MIMS Desk Reference (MDR) that is literally bursting with quality content. The 52nd Volume of the MDR now features independently edited and expertly abbreviated up-to-date product monographs for most drug manufacturers, making it an even more comprehensive prescribing reference for general practice. As expected, the 2017/18 MDR also includes our trademark fully detailed product listings, fast-reference drug tables covering all major pharmacological classifications and a unique tablet identification guide. In addition, the MDR is also packed with locally relevant guidelines ranging from the management of acute poisoning to immunisation schedules, assisting health care professionals in making more informed choices. MDR - a wealth of trusted, quality and independent medicine information.


MIMS Guide to OTC Products (OTC)

MIMS Guide to OTC Products - aimed at pharmacists and pharmacy assistants - is a valuable reference guide to common ailments and non-prescription medicines and supplements. It contains medication, supplementation and lifestyle advice on treating common ailments from A to Z, and provides up-to-date abbreviated package insert information on over 800 branded medicines, herbal preparations, nutritional formulas, vitamins and minerals, and other supplements. New sections include diagnostics and medicines administration. A highly useful feature is the Suppliers/Services and Medical Aid Directory, providing full contact details.


MIMS Companion 9th edition

Published worldwide, MIMS Companion is well recognized as an invaluable diagnostic tool for general practitioners and medical students. This 9th South African edition charts all the stages of a consultation, from the interpretation of symptoms through the physical examination to the pathology tests and clinical signs that support a diagnosis and ultimately to the treatment of the condition.


IVS Desk Reference (IDR) Vol 14

IVS Desk Reference (IDR) contains full product information (as per the approved package insert) on most medicines used daily by veterinarians in South Africa. The entries are cross-referenced to the quarterly IVS publication so products can be used synergistically. IDR also includes: Parasiticide charts; Generic/trade name index; Alphabetical index by product name; General reference information on a range of physiological parameters and normal values for the chemical pathology of domesticated animals.



The generic medicines industry in South Africa provides cost-effective treatment for a wide range of health conditions. The use of generic medicines has increased exponentially in recent years. This has resulted in savings for the consumer, as co-payments are either lower or in many cases even eliminated, as well as for medical schemes. The Generics Dictionary is a quarterly publication that allows the healthcare professional to see pertinent information on all the generic medicines for an active ingredient (plus information on the originator) at a glance. Active ingredients are listed alphabetically. Under each active ingredient, trade names, together with their strengths, dosage forms and prices (SEP, MMAP , Metref and MPL, where applicable), are stated. Should healthcare professionals be unaware of the active ingredient of a particular product, they can look it up in the alphabetical product index.


MIMS Handbook of Geriatric Medicine (available July 2017)

MIMS Handbook of Geriatric Medicine (available July 2017) Geriatric medicine is a speciality that focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. Geriatric medicine often leads to the interdisciplinary care of older people. Most of the ageing population reside in the community and require the services of a general practitioner or specialist. Only when individuals are no longer able to maintain their independence do they move on to a supportive environment. As people are living longer, geriatric medicine, which addresses the inevitable, irreversible decline in organ function that occurs over time even in the absence of injury, illness or poor lifestyle choices, is one of the fastest growing medical industries in the world. Experts from hospitals, universities and private practice countrywide have contributed articles on what they consider to be the most important diseases and conditions in the elderly, e.g., cardiovascular disease, endocrine failure, neuropsychiatric disorders, lung conditions, musculoskeletal conditions and pain, auditory and visual impairment and so on. The concise readable format – with appropriate figures and tables – makes the MIMS Handbook of Geriatric Medicine an easy-to-use, valuable reference. The CPD component, comprising questions and a score-sheet booklet, will contain multiple-choice questions related to the treatment articles, and can earn doctors CPD points.