Epocrates Medical References

Epocrates Medical References

By Epocrates

  • Category: Medical
  • Release Date: 2008-07-11
  • Current Version: 18.6
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 125.41 MB
  • Developer: Epocrates
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 47,911 Ratings


1 out of 2 US physicians rely on Epocrates to enable better patient care by delivering the right information when it’s needed most. Join over 1 million health care professionals worldwide who use Epocrates in the moments of care: • Review drug prescribing and safety information for thousands of brand, generic, and OTC drugs • Check for potentially harmful drug-drug interactions among up to 30 drugs at a time • Identify pills by imprint code and physical characteristics • Access timely medical news and research information • Find providers for consults and referrals in the Provider Directory • Select national and regional health care insurance formularies for drug coverage information • Perform dozens of calculations, such as BMI and GFR • New! Coordinate care securely with HIPAA-compliant text messaging In addition, disease information, clinical practice guidelines, alternative medications, lab guides, coding and more content is available by upgrading to an Epocrates Plus subscription. A one-year Epocrates Plus subscription is available for $174.99. The cost will be billed to your iTunes account when your purchase is confirmed. Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged at the same price for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period unless you change your subscription preferences in your account settings. You can manage your subscriptions through your account settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription. Privacy policy available at: http://www.epocrates.com/privacy Terms of use available at: https://www.epocrates.com/termsOfUse.do



  • How to pronounce drugs...

    By RN201
    Could you add the capability to see and hear how drugs are pronounced? I love this feature with Webster’s dictionary. This would be helpful with new drugs or for new medical professionals just learning. Otherwise, the only thing I don’t like it the immediate notifications upon opening. Very annoying.
  • Stalls and Crashes

    By Dana7007
    I’ve always been a huge fan of Epocrates. It has offered detailed drug and disease info in an easily-accessible format. For the last few months, the app stalls when launched, and crashes frequently. It’s really not usable as it is now. Epocrates support only says that they are aware of the problem with iPhones, and they are looking into a solution. I am now looking into other options.
  • Fast and Efficient.

    By Brick388
    It’s quick and easy to use. More detail is available under diagnosis and treatment approaches. The highlight and basics give a excellent overview of the disease subject. Medication guide gives accurate cost and links with good RX for online discount vouchers. References and sources are available for further review/reading. Calling or texting for help / trouble shooting is easy. Epoc staff are courteous friendly, timely and efficient. The case vignettes provide excellent examples of patient presentations. The material is easy to navigate and is a helpful tool to prepare lectures and presentations on the go for resident education. Occasionally there are some disease topics not easy to find or lumped in with a broader category of pathological states [i.e., H. Pylori infections vs PUD]. The Differential Diagnosis (ddx) section is also and excellent clinic tool for deciphering through unclear cases with ambiguous patient symptoms or when it is necessary to explore other etiologies. The Ddx lists key differentiating features —that help to rule-in or rule-out alternative competing diagnoses— including diagnostics [lab, imaging, & other tests], symptoms and physical exam findings. Overall I find this app (iPhone and iPad), and epocrates online to be a very helpful tool. It does not replace journal subscriptions, years of experience/ gestalt, or subspecialty consultations. For education, it should be used together with other sources such as Harrison’s, board reviews sources and review of original research articles.
  • Essential app for medical folks of all stripes

    By Pug-Daddy
    He app is great content wise. It is essential for all medical providers. However since the recent update the app freezes when you open it frequently. Also the news preview is intrusive and annoying. Please fix the freezing.
  • Missing

    By Christin418
    Love this app! I tell everyone to get it if they are a healthcare provider! I am disappointed that the option to get a “most likely dx” based on a patients age, sex, and symptoms is gone!!! Is it in a new section? If it’s been removed please bring it back! Will update review.
  • “Don’t Leave Home Without It”

    By EndoDocNYC
    I’ve been using ePocrates practically since it’s inception. To give readers some perspective... it was in my Palm Pilot! It has been invaluable from the start and has, over the years, become seemingly more and more essential to me. I’d be lost with it (despite the many alternatives available, so of which I’ve even purchased). Your product also proves the adage that “less is more.” PGF, MD, FACE
  • Epocrates Plus Review

    By Alikia A.
    I am a Family Nurse Practioner, but my focus is geriatrics. There is not a work day that goes by without me referencing this app. Very essential tool in my kit!
  • Bug in app

    By attending physician
    I have been using Epocrates daily for years. Recently, I noticed that when I went to alternatives, the app just turned off. This never happened before- please fix it. I really can’t function without Epocrates
  • Betts, FNP

    By Betts, FNP
    I have been using Epocrates for many years! This App is a life savior for time and is convenient! You cannot go wrong with this App.
  • Love Epocrates App

    By Mrsboze
    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!