Epocrates


Listed in: Find a doctor  Patient safety  
Epocrates

Available on:



(click to download)

Supported languages:

English

Cost:

Free, Upgrade to Plus (full) version is a subscription £112.04 [approximately €159.43, $174.99]

Provides safety information about medicines.
Provides safety information on medicines

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Languages

English

Countries of use

Any in which the user is familiar with English, but many of the app's features are only applicable in the USA.

Cost

Free, Upgrade to Plus (full) version is a subscription £112.04 [approximately €159.43, $174.99]

Developer

Epocrates, Inc (owned by Athena Health)
(Based in United States)
http://www.epocrates.com/who/milestones

Funder

Same as technical developer

Medical Adviser

Same as technical developer

Features

Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities
Information Information

Summary

One out of two US physicians rely on Epocrates to enable better patient care. Provides safety information about medicines. As a drug interaction checker, the app permits the investigation of potentially-harmful interactions between up to 30 medicines at any one time. A ‘pill identifier’ feature allows single pills to be identified by their appearance and by imprint code. Information is offered on the drugs covered by US insurance companies and schemes. A directory of providers (USA only) shows the location and contact details of the nearest specialists. The app can also be used on a desktop computer. It is primarily intended for medical professionals, but can also be of value to interested patients.


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Reviews

Reviewer: Person living with arthritis and Crohn’s disease, USA
Review: “Epocrates helps me make sure my medicines don’t interact with each other. I’m on many medications. I have used many more health apps, but this one [and two others I have recommended to this PatientView survey] are the only ones I felt were worth the price, or I found myself using in the long run.”
Source: PatientView survey, August 2014
Usage: Not specified

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