IBM Micromedex Drug Ref 17+


    • 2.3 • 87 Ratings
    • Free



IBM Micromedex Drug Ref app is free to subscribers of IBM Micromedex Drug Ref online.

Access to IBM Micromedex Drug Ref requires a password. Once you’ve downloaded the app, follow these instructions to obtain the password (which only needs to be entered once per year):
1. Login to IBM Micromedex through your online subscription.
2. Click “Download Center” near the top of the application.
3. Refer to the detailed downloading instructions, which include your password for activating the mobile app at no charge.

If you cannot locate the “Download Center” link, or have other questions related to this app, please contact support via

Access the evidence-based content you rely on in IBM Micromedex Drug Ref, anytime, anywhere, via your iPhone and iPad.
IBM Micromedex Drug Ref provides clinical care professionals with on-the-go access to the industry’s most trusted 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 solutions.

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 IBM Micromedex Drug Interactions and IBM Micromedex IV Compat. The trio is an excellent solution to your on-the-go medication management needs.

IBM Micromedex Drug Ref app 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:
• Administration
• Black box warnings
• Breast feeding
• Common trade names
• Contraindications
• Dose adjustments
• Generic names, including selected combination products
• How supplied
• Indications (differentiated as “FDA labeled” and “non-FDA labeled”)
• Mechanism of action
• Monitoring
• Precautions
• Pregnancy category
• Therapeutic class

What’s New

Version 2.0.2

• Security update
• Addressed the issue with downloading the content

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Crew22 Medic ,

Great app... if it works

I have used different versions of this app for years and it was the best medication reference app I have used. However, it suddenly stopped working on my phone and despite my best efforts it just shuts down as soon as it opens. I have reinstalled it and even tried to pay to continue to use it without going through my hospital... but no luck. If you can get it to work, it’s great, but may not be worth the hassle.

Gee Eye Joe ,

Impossible to Log In

I have used Micromedex since 2011. Now, I can’t log in through the app. I don’t remember my password and then when I try to retrieve it, I am redirected to IBM Solutions and this site doesn’t even list the Micromedex app as an option to go to. I have paid for this app on my own for years (not through my hospitals subscribing).
It has become simply impossible to log into. I am so disappointed. This has been my favorite drug guide, and as a nurse I use this information daily in providing direct patient care in an acute setting. My hospital is using Lexicomp and I guess that’s going to be what I have to switch to.
IBM, you’ve ruined Micromedex for me.

HJD3333333 ,

Password issues

I used to love this app (and other Micromedex apps) but now it is requiring I enter the password every single time I open the app. And the passwords aren’t self set and are always a weird combo of letters and numbers that I won’t possibly be able to memorize. This is paid for by my employer and it was annoying enough when my password randomly would expire but now, it’s rendering this app nearly useless. In the ED... I don’t have time to look up passwords on the computer to look up a drug or IV compatibility. This needs fixed.

App Privacy

The developer, IBM, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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