|Drug Reference Applications|
|Skyscape’s RxDrugsURL21||1.1 (free)||Android, BlackBerry, iOS||An application that provides dosing guidelines for drugs.||Includes thousands of brand-name and generic drugs and dosages; drug-drug interactions with multi-drug analyzer tool; access medications by indication, pharmacologic class or by generic or U.S. or Canadian brand name; integrated weight-based drug dosing calculators.|
|Epocrates URL22[11,39,40,43,50,51,53]||3.18 (free)||Palm OS, Windows Mobile, iOS, BlackBerry, Android||A drug database application that is part of Epocrates Rx, which is a free product.||Provides clinical information on thousands of prescription medicines; formulary information; identify pills by entering physical characteristics and imprint code; multi-drug interaction checker.|
|Medscape URL23||2.4.1 (free)||iOS, BlackBerry, Android||A drug reference application for smartphones.||Includes comprehensive drug reference, drug interaction checker, disease and condition reference and treatment guide, procedures reference, daily medical news and alerts, physician, pharmacies, and hospital directories.|
|SafeMed Pocket URL24||2.0||Windows Mobile||An application that provides access to data on all pharmaceuticals that are sold in Sweden.||Contains drug listings from the FASS (an encyclopedia that is equivalent to American Physician’s Desk Reference, containing detailed information of the medicines that are licensed for sale in Sweden), ICD-10 codes, medical literature, and pharmaceuticals interactions.|
|FDA Drugs URL25||1.8 ($2.99)||iOS||A tool that provides authoritative info for FDAc drug approvals.||Includes 16,466 approvals for 25,881 drug products since 1939; free monthly updates; search generic drugs for brand name drugs and vice versa; search drug name and active ingredient; covers all drugs from the Orange Book; strength, manufacturer, FDAc approval date, package inserts (description, clinical pharmacology, etc.).|
|DrugDoses.net URL26||2.0 ($19.99)||iOS, Windows Mobile, Android, Palm OS||A smartphone version of Frank Shann’s booklet on drug dosages for children and adult.||Contains more than 2000 drug dosages for both children and adults; search by drug name; integrates PedCalc (pediatric score and formula calculator) and resuscitation dose calculator for children.|
This table presents the version, platforms, a short description, and a list of functions of the six drug reference applications for healthcare professionals.
dFDA: Food and Drug Administration.
URL21: http://www.skyscape.com/estore/productdetail.aspx?productid=1093 webcite, Accessed June, 2011.
URL24: http://www.pharmtech.se/en/broschyrer/SafeMedPocket_Pharmtech_Eng.pdf webcite, Accessed June, 2011.
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