Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about the #1 medical reference app. Read our answers to frequently asked questions about epocrates.
You might be wondering
Where does epocrates content come from?
How often is the information in epocrates updated?
When does epocrates add new drug products?
What if a drug I’m looking for is not in epocrates?
Why are there separate drug topics for brand names and generic names? How do these drug topics differ?
Where can I find the indications/uses for a drug in epocrates?
How do I access and use the weight-based dosing calculator?
What is the source of the content in the Black Box Warnings section of epocrates?
What is included in the Contraindications/Cautions section of a drug topic?
Where can I find drug allergy information in epocrates?
How is the Adverse Reactions section of epocrates drug topics organized?
Does epocrates include incidence rates for adverse drug reactions (ADRs)?
How do I check for interactions among multiple drugs, herbs, and supplements?
How do I add or change formulary plans?
What does epocrates do when brand name drug products are removed from the market?
Does epocrates have intravenous (IV) administration information?
How can pharmaceutical manufacturers make clinical requests?
Do you have more questions for the epocrates team?
Last updated: 12/20/2023