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Wednesday Oct 09, 2019

A side-by-side comparison of six apps for easier prescribing

Prescribing apps tied to online pharmaceutical databases can help physicians quickly select the best medications for their patients based on efficacy, side effects, interactions, and other factors.

Family physician David Rebedew, MD, reviewed six commonly used pharmaceutical apps to identify which ones offered the most critical features, including interaction checking, drug monitoring information, dosing information, and pill identification. (Apps reviewed November 2018.)

 Med
scape
UpTo
Date
Drugs.
com
Epocra
tes
Clinical Pharma
cology
Tarascon Pharma
copoeia
Antibiotic
resources
Med scape: XUpTo Date: XDrugs. com: XEpocra tes: XClinical Pharma cology: XTarascon Pharma copoeia: X
CalculatorsMed scape: XUpTo Date: XDrugs. com:  Epocra tes: XClinical Pharma cology:  Tarascon Pharma copoeia: X
Dialyzability informationMed scape: XUpTo Date: XDrugs. com: XEpocra tes:  Clinical Pharma cology:  Tarascon Pharma copoeia:  
Drug
interactions
Med scape: XUpTo Date: XDrugs. com: XEpocra tes: XClinical Pharma cology: XTarascon Pharma copoeia: X
Formulary informationMed scape: XUpTo Date:  Drugs. com:  Epocra tes: XClinical Pharma cology:  Tarascon Pharma copoeia:  
GuidelinesMed scape: XUpTo Date: XDrugs. com: XEpocra tes: XClinical Pharma cology:  Tarascon Pharma copoeia: X
Herbal
interactions
Med scape: XUpTo Date:  Drugs. com: XEpocra tes: XClinical Pharma cology:  Tarascon Pharma copoeia: X
Inactive
ingredients list
Med scape:  UpTo Date:  Drugs. com:  Epocra tes:  Clinical Pharma cology: XTarascon Pharma copoeia:  
Missed dose guidanceMed scape: XUpTo Date:  Drugs. com: XEpocra tes:  Clinical Pharma cology: XTarascon Pharma copoeia:  
Monitoring parametersMed scape:  UpTo Date: XDrugs. com:  Epocra tes: XClinical Pharma cology:  Tarascon Pharma copoeia: X
Overdose treatment guidanceMed scape:  UpTo Date: XDrugs. com: XEpocra tes:  Clinical Pharma cology:  Tarascon Pharma copoeia:  
Pharmaco-
genomics information
Med scape: XUpTo Date: XDrugs. com: XEpocra tes: XClinical Pharma cology:  Tarascon Pharma copoeia: X
Pill identifierMed scape: XUpTo Date:  Drugs. com: XEpocra tes: XClinical Pharma cology: XTarascon Pharma copoeia:  
Pricing informationMed scape: XUpTo Date: XDrugs. com:  Epocra tes: XClinical Pharma cology:  Tarascon Pharma copoeia: X
Rx imagesMed scape: XUpTo Date:  Drugs. com:  Epocra tes: XClinical Pharma cology: XTarascon Pharma copoeia:  
FPM rating (out of 5)Med scape: 4UpTo Date: 4Drugs. com: 4Epocra tes: 5Clinical Pharma cology: 3Tarascon Pharma copoeia: 2
App Store ratingMed scape: 3.7UpTo Date: 4Drugs. com: 4.8Epocra tes: 4.5Clinical Pharma cology: 2Tarascon Pharma copoeia: 4.8
Google Play ratingMed scape: 4.7UpTo Date: 4.7Drugs. com: 4.7Epocra tes: 4.3Clinical Pharma cology: 3.6Tarascon Pharma copoeia: 4.6

Read the full FPM article: “Six Mobile Apps to Make Prescribing Easier.”

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Posted at 11:00PM Oct 09, 2019 by FPM Editors

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