Epocrates Rx Pro for iPhone & iPod touch

More treatments, more answers



Our subscription drug reference provides hundreds of additional medication monographs, and enables you to easily check for interactions among prescription, OTC, and alternative medicines.

Plus, find the right treatment for hundreds of infectious diseases.

Drug 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:

  • Pill pictures within the drug monograph showing you and your patients exactly what each drug looks like
  • Adult and pediatric dosing for FDA-approved and off-label indications with links from the dose to an integrated weight-based dosing calculator, where applicable
  • Black box warnings, contraindications, and cautions
  • Serious and common adverse reactions, and drug interactions organized by clinical category
  • Up-to-date, detailed formulary information for national and regional healthcare insurance formularies, including all Medicare Part D plans
  • 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

Drug Information

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 »

Reference authoritative information on more than 600 complementary and alternative medicines including:

  • Reported uses and doses
  • Interactions with prescription and OTC drugs
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy and lactation safety
  • Adverse reactions
  • Synonyms

Epocrates Support

Ever have a patient call or come to you with a pill of unknown origin? With this feature, you can identify a drug based on its physical characteristics such as color, shape and imprint code.

  • Simply select some key characteristics and quickly see a list of drugs that match the criteria, with a convenient visual reference guide
  • Tapping on a drug image enlarges the picture, making it easier for you to see any imprint codes found on the drug and thus confirm the match

Pill ID

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

The powerful InteractionCheck 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.

Drug Intertactions

Epocrates ID gives you treatment guidelines for hundreds of infectious diseases

  • Search by infection, bug/bug class, or drug/drug class
  • Access empiric and specific treatment recommendations in seconds
  • Tap on a drug name to link to the drug monograph

Epocrates Support

Additional references and tools to help you every day.

  • MedMath - dozens of useful medical calculators, including Pregnancy Wheel and Basal Energy Expenditure
  • Additional specialty tools include STAT Cholesterol, BMI Tool, CardioMath, GFR Calculator, and Seattle Heart Failure Risk Calculator. Please note that these applications require a separate download in iTunes.
  • Association guidelines and reference tables

Epocrates Support

The Epocrates Medical Information editors continually update Epocrates databases 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

Clinical updates are free and will occur automatically when you launch the software, as long as data connection is available.

Our engineers continually strive to improve the usability of our software. From time to time, free upgrades to your subscription will be available from the iTunes App Store.

Epocrates Updates

Epocrates Rx Pro for iPhone / iPod touch / iPad Requirements

  • iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
    Apple iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with OS 3.0 or above
  • Minimum available memory
    12 MB + 20K per free health plan formulary selected
  • Important notes:
    • Wireless connection required
    • Clinical content set to automatically update every other day, upon launch of the application

Epocrates Support

Epocrates Rx Pro is available for the following platforms: