Top 3 Apps Pharmacies Should Be Using
All of these apps have some of the standard things in common. Of course, you’ll be able to easily find dosing parameters, side effects, drug interactions, pill identification, etc. So let's talk about what makes each of these apps stand out from the rest.
Epocrates was the first app of its kind, brought to Apple when the iPhone was in its infancy by a petition led by a California Neurologist and almost 500 signatures from other doctors. Epocrates offers exhaustive information from trusted resources covering drugs, herbs, supplements, diseases, and much more. Check out some of their educational tools like their picture quiz.
Drugs.com isn’t just a website. It’s also one of the most recognized and widely used pharmacy apps available. Its quick and efficient design offers several useful features including drug monographs sourced directly from the FDA. You’ll also find they have a side-by-side drug comparison tool and a search function that allows you to find drugs phonetically.
This is your go-to comprehensive reference guide for thousands of medical conditions. The Merk manual hosts topics written by over 350 physicians and is being added to frequently. This app is incredibly user-friendly offering easy to save, download, and print articles. Video content, up-to-date news, calculators, quizzes, and much more. They’ve even hoped on the microlearning train by offering what’s called the “Pearl of the Day” every time you open the app. A quick piece of knowledge that you can click a link and learn more about if you’re interested.
So if you aren’t using at least one of these incredible apps we highly recommend you go check them out. You can find them in both the Apple and Android app stores. Clicking the titles for each app will also take you to the product website where you can find links to their apps as well.