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Save time in the prescribing moment
• Rx and OTC monographs: pharmacology, prescribing and safety information, adult and pediatric dosing, adverse reactions, contraindications, black box warnings, pregnancy and lactation considerations, and more
• Drug interaction checker: prevent harmful interactions between up to 30 brand, generic, OTC, or alternative drugs at a time
• Pill identifier: drug guide organized by shape, color, imprint code, etc.
• 600+ dosing calculators, medical equations, and tools
• Formularies: drug coverage information for 6,600+ U.S. insurance plans, by state
• Customizable home screen with drag-and-drop simplicity

Additional features in Epocrates Plus, now just $16.99/month!
• Alternative medicine monographs: dosage, interactions, etc.
• Peer-reviewed disease content from the BMJ
• Labs, ICD-10 codes, and more medical content

Since 1998, Epocrates has helped more than one million clinicians prescribe with confidence, save time, and stay focused on the patient. Rated the #1 medical app 10 years in a row by Decision Resource Group’s “Taking the Pulse.”

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What’s New

Version 23.9.1

Thanks for using epocrates! We've made some updates:

- New epocrates CME | learning anytime, anywhere.
- Feature updates.
- General Bug Fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6.5K Ratings

6.5K Ratings

Mrsboze ,

Love Epocrates App

Epocrates is my go to App because it is clear and concise and to the point and I can find what I need quickly.
I also have another App that is very thorough and shows you studies etc... but personally when I’m taking care of patients I don’t have time to read a study- I need clear, simple and quick answers and that is what Epocrates offers. I’ve used it since NP school and haven’t found anything else that I like better.
I’ve worked in the primary care/urgent care setting. The only thing that I would want that Epocrates doesn’t offer (I don’t believe) is A little more info on IV drugs for instance “this should be a slow push over 2 minutes”... obviously we don’t do that in an outpatient setting but when I worked in the hospital those extra tips would have been helpful- I would feel like Epocrates truly had it all of they added that!

pilldox ,

Totally useless to professionals!

I try to refrain from leaving negative reviews but this is the second time I've been left "stuck" without an answer to a question relying on Epocrates' mobile app. I am a paying customer and I feel that the same quality that goes into your online version should be integrated into your useless mobile app. As a pharmacist I sometimes have questions about dosage forms, medication strengths, formulation types, etc etc. Case in point, today I needed to quickly determine which form of olopatidine is designed for once daily dosing v. twice daily dosing. Simple stuff. I type in Pataday. The mobile app shows "Pataday". I click on it just to be fed to a blank page that says "now OTC"!? Great, where's the other information. So I search generic name where it has so truncated the information that you can't really use it as needed. For example, it lists generic name then both strengths of olopatidine but doesn't differentiate which correlates to the brand, and in this case, drug strength you're looking for. It may sound trivial but this happens often using their mobile site. And don't get me started on finding pK info and any meaningful pregnancy and lactation information on the web app. I really think that for paying users you should create a web version of the online Epocrates platform. I found that very useful in pharmacy school, on rotations, etc. I need that as a mobile friendly version!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback! We're very sorry for the trouble you've experienced! We aim to provide the very best user experience possible and have been working diligently to improve services. We hope you will consider checking our latest updates and will email support@epocrates.com if you continue to experience any issues!

cg483 ,

Good but...

This app is good, and I’ve only had one complaint until today. The one complaint I’ve always had is the notifications page that automatically pops up every time I open the app. This is frustrating because there are already alerts in the app to tell you that you have new notifications (which I don’t use for anything anyway), and you have to wait for it to pop up to then have the option to close it out and get on with what you opened the app to look up. It just adds annoying extra clicks and takes extra time when you’re trying to get to something fast. The new annoyance with the app is that they are doing away with the DDx feature this month. This feature has been a constant go to for me in school for certain assignments, and our teachers even encouraged us to get the app to be able to use this feature at the beginning of our first year because it would come in so handy for some of the things they want us to do. Such a disappointment that they are suddenly getting rid of this. I turned to this app a lot over other apps because of this feature throughout school and still today, but I guess I will be rethinking my subscription to this app when I have others like it now.

Developer Response ,

Hello cg483,

I'm very sorry to hear you are dissatisfied with the Doc Alerts page and the removal of DDx. We are pleased to announce that a search bar has been included at the very top of the Doc Alerts page for your convenience. That way, you won't have to navigate away from the page to begin searching for the information you need quickly!

The DDx resource was unfortunately removed due to lack of user adoption, but we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed this resource and greatly value your feedback! As an alternative, check out our Diseases reference, which includes diagnostic monographs on common medical signs and symptoms such as headaches, red eye, fever, abdominal pain, dyspnea, fatigue, and many more clinical topics. Our Guidelines Library also features diagnostic guidance on topics such as cough in adults and children, insomnia, sinusitis, asthma, and other common conditions.

If you have anything you would like to add, please feel free to email us at support@epocrates.com

Thank you!

-Epocrates Support

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