IBM Micromedex® Drug Info is now available for only $2.99 per year. Now you can access the same evidence-based Micromedex content you rely on, anytime, anywhere, via your iPhone and iPad.

Please note: if you or the organization you work for has an Internet-based subscription to IBM Micromedex®, then this app is included with your subscription at no charge. Please search in iTunes for the free version of this app, called IBM Micromedex Drug Ref.

IBM Micromedex Drug Info provides on-the-go access to the industry’s most trusted and comprehensive drug information, when and where it’s needed most. Users will find peace of mind knowing the content is backed by the same thorough, unbiased editorial process as all IBM Micromedex®.

Once content has been downloaded or updated an internet connection is not required, allowing for access at anytime from anywhere.

The app is part of the IBM Micromedex Medication Management apps bundle, which includes Micromedex Drug Interactions and Micromedex IV Compatibility. The trio is an inexpensive solution to your on-the-go medication management needs.

IBM Micromedex Drug Info contains concise information on 4500+ search terms, covering common needs such as:

•Adult and pediatric dosage
•Adverse effects (separated into “common” and “serious”)
•Drug interactions

As well as:
•Black box warnings
•Breast feeding
•Common trade names
•Dose adjustments
•Generic names, including selected combination products
•How supplied
•Indications (differentiated as “FDA labeled” and “non-FDA labeled”)
•Mechanism of action
•Pregnancy category
•Therapeutic class

*Not sure if your employer has an Internet subscription to IBM Micromedex® via the internet? Check with your Chief Medical Officer, Director of Pharmacy, Medical Librarian, or others in your facility responsible for clinical reference information. Or reach out to us via

What’s New

Version 2.0.1

Critical bug fixes and enhanced security and stability of the application.

Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Atipa5 ,

Used to use it daily

I used to cherish this app and I’ve been using it for years and happily paying the fee. This most recent update has changed the layout/the simplicity of using this app so much I’m really disappointed by it.. I no longer can use it as a quick reference tool that was easy to maneuver .. now there’s so much to weed through and this “chunky extra” that I haven’t really found to add anything of value . Just my two cents.. I’m not sure if I’ll renew when it expires. I must say I have been a huge fan of this app for many years prior to this update and have easily given it 5 stars in the past.

boodat ,

IBM Broke it, and Refuses to Fix It

IBM took over this app from the original developer over 7 months ago, and has made no attempt to fix the problem they have created... One of the advantages of this app (mobile version) is that the medication information is constantly updated. What they don’t tell you is that ever since IBM took over, each time medications are updated (every few days), the update breaks the app and only displays one medication, no matter which medication you select. THIS MAKES THIS APP DANGEROUS FOR PATIENTS, MEDICAL STAFF, AND ANYONE USING THE APP. I am an RN, and I rely on the app for looking up drug side effects for my patients. Since the app breaks each time it is updated, someone might select Morphine (for example), but would actually be reading the side effects for Vitamin C. VERY DANGEROUS. The only way to make the app work correctly is to delete it each time there is an update, reinstall it, then re-enter your user name and password. What a pain. If medical personnel don’t know about this bug, they can do medication errors, which can affect patient safety, and risk the person’s medical license. I have been calling the developer for almost a year about this problem, but all they say is that they are aware of it. They have never bothered to fix it, which means this app is USELESS, and DANGEROUS! BUY SOMETHING ELSE THAT IS SAFE, AND ACTUALLY WORKS.

CMP4 ,

Broken Now

I’m a pharmacist who used to use this app as an alternative to more expensive drug information databases. It was helpful for when I’m away from my computer and with patients or when people asked me questions when I’m not at work.

A recent bug that other users have mentioned has rendered the app useless. It works fine when you download it at first. When the app updates once, it gets stuck on the last drug that was searched. The only way to look up a new drug is to delete the app and re-download. There’s also a bug where all headings within the drug’s page pull up the same information. Currently, information for the “dosing and indications” tab pulls up when you open all other tabs. The interactions database appears to work fine.

IBM needs to fix this before they lose all their users. I’m upgrading to a better database.

App Privacy

The developer, Truven Health Analytics Inc., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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