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Epocrates Rx for Palm

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You've heard about it from your colleagues. Yes, it includes monographs for more than 3,500 drugs. Yes, it's updated at least once a week. And yes, it really is free!

Now Available

The Epocrates OTC drug module is now available. You'll get the latest information, including active ingredients, on hundreds of brand name over-the-counter drugs. Please see the tab to the left for more information.

Instantly access drug prescribing and safety information for more than 3,500 brand and generic drugs. Search for a drug by name or class; then you can review:

  • Adult and pediatric dosing for FDA-approved and off-label indications
  • Black box warnings, contraindications, and cautions
  • Serious and common adverse reactions, and drug interactions organized by clinical category
  • Approximate retail drug pricing for patients paying out-of-pocket
  • Safety and monitoring information, such as pregnancy risk categories, lactation safety ratings, monitoring parameters and therapeutic drug levels
  • Manufacturing information including DEA/FDA status
  • Pharmacology information, including metabolism, excretion, drug class, and mechanism of action
  • Notes section for your personal notes

Additional references and tools to help you every day.

  • MedMath - dozens of useful medical calculators, including STAT Cholesterol, BMI & Obesity, and Opioid Analgesic Converter
  • Association guidelines and reference tables
  • Optional add-ons to suit your needs

The Epocrates OTC drug module provides the latest information on hundreds of brand name over-the-counter drugs. Each product-specific monograph answers questions such as:

  • What are the active ingredients and their uses?
  • What's the dose for my patient's age?
  • What flavors are available?
  • Does the product contain alcohol, sugar, or dyes?
  • Will it interact with prescription and herbal medications?
  • Is there another product with the same active ingredients, but in a chewable or liquid form? 
  • My patient needs an analgesic, an antihistamine, and an antitussive; is there one product with all of these?
  • Is this product covered by my patient's health insurance?

See our OTC module in action »

There are some things you just can't do in your head!

The powerful MultiCheck feature enables you to check for interactions among up to 30 drugs at a time.

Potential interactions are organized by category to help you determine the appropriate action.

Epocrates Rx contains up-to-date, detailed formulary information for national and regional healthcare insurance formularies, including all Medicare Part D plans, and provides easy access to therapeutic alternatives.

  • Select and download the insurance formularies you use most often
  • Quickly check to see which drugs are covered
  • Find plan-specific details on:
    • Copay tiers
    • Prior authorization requirements
    • Quantity limits
    • Step-therapy guidelines
  • Search for preferred therapeutic alternatives

It's easy to tailor Epocrates Rx to suit your needs. For example:

  • Create shortcuts to your favorite features
  • View your Rx lookup history
  • Add the free MedTools applications you need most
  • Add your own notes to a drug monograph
  • Receive DocAlert messages in your selected specialties
  • Change your default screen, e.g., Default to Peds Dosing

The Epocrates Medical Information editors continually update the Rx drug database to ensure you have the most current information available, including:

  • New drugs and interactions
  • New indications
  • Drug recalls
  • Medication safety updates from the FDA, CDC, ISMP, and AHRQ
  • Formulary status changes

To receive these updates, sync your mobile device while your desktop is connected to the Internet (you can also sync wirelessly).

Epocrates Rx for Palm Requirements:

Epocrates Rx is available for the following platforms: