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Based on the latest edition, Mosby's Drug Reference provides health care professionals with the tools they need to eliminate errors and improve accuracy. Drug monographs feature concise, easy-to-understand information and make finding answers easy with sections on each drug's action, usage, dosage, interactions, side effects, and more. With an emphasis on patient safety, this best-selling app includes Black Box Warnings for dangerous adverse reactions, Safety Alerts for situations requiring special attention, and a focus on life-threatening side effects of 50 common drug classes.

• More than 5,000 generic and trade-name drugs are profiled
• Appendix of recent FDA-approvals
• Icons for High Alert and Rarely Used medications
• Highlighted Black Box Warnings, safety alerts, and life-threatening side effects
• Helpful IV therapy updates
• Highlight and make custom notes within entries
• Create custom notes and highlights within entries
• 150+ abbreviations listed for practical understanding
• Unlabeled uses and easily confused drug names
• Full Text Search helps find medications quickly
• “Favorites” for bookmarking important entries

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Authors: Linda Skidmore-Roth, RN, MSN, NP
Publisher: Elsevier
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4.1 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings


Excellent Resource for Medication Information

I have been using the Mosby’s Nursing Drug Reference since the for edition was published. Yes that dates me. However, it has always been a very reliable resource for information about medications I administered to my patients. It was also an excellent resource for my nursing students, and one that they could take with them into the nursing field after graduation. The drugs have always been listed alphabetically by generic name, which initially not all references did. This is invaluable in looking up drugs more quickly. Having the drug reference is very helpful, even now that I am retired. I still get asked questions by others. I can quickly look up the information on the app in my phone without having to take the time to do an internet search. I would definitely recommend this resource to those that need a good reference for drug information.

Developer Response ,

We sincerely appreciate your ongoing support of Unbound Medicine products, as well as your high praise of Mosby's Drug Reference. We are thrilled to hear that it is continuing to meet your needs through every stage of your medical career.

ronjune6 ,

Question about favorite list?

Is there a way to separate mine and my husbands favorites?

Developer Response ,

Hi there, each Mosby's account has its own Favorites list. If you and your husband use the same Mosby's account, then your Favorites will be combined. These accounts are intended for individual use. If you wish to have your own accounts and Favorites lists, it would be necessary to purchase a second account. Please see our website for more information, or feel free to reach out to our Support team at

AshleyBaca ,

It’s ok

I’m a nursing student and for the most part it works ok. Every time I search norco or hydrocodone hydrochlorothiazide comes up. Meds are missing too. Don’t remember which ones because I had to resort to lexicomp on the desktop but I feel like for $50 the app should be updated more often.

Developer Response ,

Hi Ashley, we appreciate the feedback. Mosby's is updated annually when new editions are released. Please email any specific missing meds to We will forward those comments to the Mosby's publisher for their consideration.


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