Monday, April 21, 2014

Mobile spotlight: Epocrates RX

A leading app for healthcare professionals, Epocrates RX is a point-of-care app that allows you to:

  • Review drug prescribing and safety information for thousands of brand, generic, and OTC drugs
  • Check for potentially harmful drug-drug interactions among up to 30 drugs at a time
  • Identify pills by imprint code and physical characteristics
  • Perform dozens of calculations, such as BMI and GFR

Epocrates RX is available for both iOS and Android operation systems for free.

An Epocrates Essentials subscription is also available (for $159). With the subscription, you get additional disease information, alternative medications, lab guides, and more clinical tools and content.

Epocrates Essentials is offered free annually during the month of August to all U.S. medical students while they are in school. Check out this FAQ for more information.

The Matas library will post a note when this free download is available in August.