Provide the best possible patient care with Epocrates Online Premium - a fast and effective way to find clinical information at the point of care.
Unlike other online medical references, Epocrates Online organizes practical, peer-reviewed content with a unique patient-centered approach, providing you with answers, not more questions.
Continually updated, integrated drug and disease information
The most relevant information, by clinicians, for clinicians
Easy-to-use expandable menus that let you go from concise to comprehensive
Look up a monograph directly, or find specific information through an open-text search
Premium features include pill identifier, OTC drugs, alternative medicines, and a robust suite of calculators
Instant access to thousands of prescription generic and brand drugs. Search by name or browse by class.
Adult and pediatric dosing for FDA-approved indications and off-label uses, dose adjustments for renal and hepatic impairment
Black box warnings, contraindications, cautions
Adverse reactions organized as serious and common
Drug Interactions categorized by action required to prevent or minimize adverse outcomes
Safety and monitoring information, including pregnancy risk categories, lactation safety ratings, monitoring parameters, therapeutic drug level testing and Look-Alike/Sound-Alike drug names
Manufacturer information, approximate retail pricing, and FDA/DEA status
Pharmacology information, including metabolism, excretion (half-life), drug class, and mechanism of action
Full-color pill images
The Epocrates OTC drug module provides the latest information on hundreds of brand name over-the-counter drugs. Each product-specific monograph addresses key issues to support clinical decisions.
Active ingredients and their uses
Dosing appropriate to patient age
Alcohol, sugar, dyes ingredients
Interactions with prescription and herbal medications
Alternatives, a unique feature to identify available products with the same active ingredients but in different forms
Quick browse function to identify multi-component products
Health plan formulary coverage for selected OTC products
The use of herbal medicines and dietary supplements is on the rise. Epocrates Online Premium includes thoroughly researched, scientifically-based information on over 600 alternative medicines. Search by name or synonym.
The powerful Interaction Checker feature enables instant interaction checking between as many as 50 drugs, OTC products, and alternative medicines at a time. Potential interactions are organized by clinical category to support decision-making at the point of care. Our interaction logic goes beyond prescribing information to incorporate research that factors attributes such as inhibition potency, substrate exclusivity, and therapeutic index to determine clinical significance.
Potential interaction effects
Cautions and contraindications
Specific modifications or monitoring
Pharmacologic basis for interaction
The popular Pill Identifier feature is designed to rapidly narrow down an unknown medication’s identity. Enter one or more characteristics of the pill to instantly reveal matching drugs. A valuable tool for routine point-of-care use and in the field.
Imprint code (recommended)
Coating and clarity
Rapidly identify evidence-based tests and treatment options for hundreds of conditions in our richly illustrated disease reference content sourced from the BMJ Group, publishers of the British Medical Journal. Unlike other online references, Epocrates Online organizes practical, peer-reviewed content with a unique patient-centered approach to support clinical decision-making at the point-of-care. Search by disease name or browse by specialty.
Key highlights page provides a snapshot summary
Diagnosis section offers a quick list of 1st tests to order and others to consider, history and exam checklist, narrative approach, differential checklist, and more
Treatment section thoughtfully organizes evidence-based recommendations by patient type; 1st line, 2nd line, and other approaches are integrated for each type of patient; narrative approach offers additional detail
Follow-up includes prognosis, monitoring, patient instructions, complications
Richly referenced, evidence scores highlight quality of available evidence
Guidelines & Reference Lists
Clinical guidelines from national medical specialty societies and government agencies are summarized in quick-references lists for convenience. provides a wealth of clinical tables and specialty guidelines for your quick reference, such as:
OCP hormonal activity comparisons
Normal lab values
Many more lists useful at the point of care
Our collection of medical calculators offer instant results for equations commonly used at the point of care. Browse MedCalc by calculation name or explore the collection by specialty
Dose and unit converters
Decision tree analysis tools
Clinical criteria sets
Tools to support accurate drug dosing
Patients and caregivers appreciate these friendly medication-specific handouts, ready for quick printout in English and Spanish.
How to take the medication
What to do if a dose is missed
Possible side effects
What the medication looks like
For diseases and conditions, our Patient Education Portal provides links to some of the best free patient education resources on the web, including PDFs and order forms for free shipped printed materials. Browse by category for patient literature curated by physicians at Epocrates.
Our unique health plan formulary feature details coverage information for national and regional healthcare insurance formularies, all Medicare Part D plans, several popular retail pharmacy programs, and the NeedyMeds assistance program. Select a formulary for easy access to coverage information and therapeutic alternatives.
In My Account, choose as many formulary favorites as you wish
While viewing a drug, select the formulary information to view details
Find plan-specific details on co-pay tiers, prior authorization requirements, quantity limits, and step-therapy guidelines
Search for preferred therapeutic alternatives
Our online clinical reference content is continually updated. The Clinical Updates page details recent additions to our drug information content.
New prescription drug monographs
New OTC medication monographs
Selected FDA MedWatch Safety Alert updates
Selected updates on new FDA approvals
Our FDA MedWatch Newsfeed and Reporting Resource provides a continual feed of FDA MedWatch Alerts for healthcare professionals as well as detailed guidance regarding when to report an adverse event to the FDA Adverse Event Reporting Program.