Epocrates is probably one of the most popular smart device applications for physicians. It is so for good reason. You can access it via your smartphone, smart tablet or via the web. In moments of launch you can access drug information vital to patient care. Merely by clicking the “e” icon at the top of screen you can return to the main interface and the search field lets you navigate to the particular drug you are investigating, no matter where you are in the application. Medications are listed by adult and pediatric dosing, and by indication within these folders. When appropriate compatibility with breast feeding is also listed as well.
Also import is that you can select a default formulary to determine at what tier level the medication is likely covered for you patient. Additionally, Goodrx prices for medications are listed as well.
Epocrates can help you identify a medication by inspection of the tablet or capsule, and provides a dosage calculator which is helpful especially for pediatricians. You can quickly calculate the patient’s dose based on the child’s weight and the medication concentration.
For patients on multiple medications – you can quickly check for harmful drug interactions as well.