Since 2000 5/5
By ES350 owner
I’ve used Epocrates since 2000- as an ICU RN and Hospice RN. I check drug interactions and alternative uses.
Epocrates is the reason I know Lexapro inhibits hydrocodone. I was the first to know 10 years ago and am still teaching that to physicians, nurses and patients.
The clinical updates are interesting, too.
I love Epocrates.
I like it 3/5
I love this app except I don’t like the first pop up page of news feed
I wish the price was a lower for the full app purchase.
Excellent app 5/5
By Amateur stock picker
My go to app in a busy practice. Fast, helpful, concise.
Great app 4/5
Love Epocrates. It’s my go to app not only at work but home with my grandchildren.
I would have given it five star, but they took away the differential diagnosis option, which was very helpful in questionable cases.
Great to the point impt drug info 5/5
By Dr. V. of St. Aug, FL
Epocrates is very useful for poc consult; it’s just what you need for quick, to the point drug information and interaction. Tks for being there
Great app for Pharmacists 5/5
I love being able to look any drug that I’m not sure of the recommended dosage, especially for pediatric or neonatal doses. Also really loved when it came out with compatibility info for IV solutions as well as admixtures.
Quick, concise, and easy to follow along when you are trying to prescribe real time and still keep up the pace of urgent care!
Renewed again $175–now does not work 1/5
Paid my annual fee of $175, again. My app is blank, and I cannot even access the free stuff now. Apple says they can’t help and Athena won’t respond.
Psychiatrist Social Work 5/5
I use this app when PT may not know the medications my consulting Psychiatrist prescribed. Additionally, to advise them to call the prescriber if they have questions or c/o side effects. Furthermore they may have not told the Psychiatrist all the medications they are taking and your app notes “possible interaction”-again I ask them to call or I sent him an email.
Personally, after a rear end collision while I was at a dead stop-the Neurologist I consulted for post concussion syndrome prescribed me a meditation and I told him it interacted with another meditation I was on. He argued with me until I had him look it up and I used your app to confirm my guess. He decided not to prescribe it.
Must have 5/5
For the reviewers who’re complaining about speed of app: it’s your device, not the app. For the reviewers who’re complaining about the cost (I saw one) - I will say this: I use this app at least 20 times per day for anything from medication name check (generic vs trade) to dosages and prescribing information, to disease and treatment info. That means I get 100 consults per week x 50 weeks per year=5000 consults For $179.99 (less than 4 cents per consultation). There isn’t a better deal out there! Convenient! Fast! Get it! Use it! Move in to bigger things! Thanks Epocrates!
Student Pharmacist 5/5
By Butch T. Pharmacist
A lifesaver for school and intern work. I am slowly becoming a walking drug encyclopedia, but until I get there Epocrates has my back.
Use it daily 5/5
I use epocrates daily , depend on it
Helpful for drug interactions 5/5
I found the App very convenient professionally and personally.
Internal medicine 5/5
By Nino Calio
I find Epocrates ™ is very useful especially drug interactions, dosages, Pill identification. Since Epocrates has come out I’ve never picked up another PDR’s, they are totally superfluous. I would recommend to anybody practices medicine to have a copy of Epocrates is on their phone.
Fay Simon MD - Outpatient and inpatient medicine 5/5
Epocrates, knowing that no app on the planet is perfect, you have never let me down. I would recommend you without reservation to any clinician. Dallas, TX
Good but lags 1/5
By dr Jv
At times when I open up the app it takes too much time ( time that I do not have )
I realize that it happens when there is not good cell signal , but it should not happens since you had downloaded it Precisely to avoid those problems
Really nice App 4/5
By Saskatchewan Mac
Used this app during med school and continue to use it as a resident. Wish it had more Canadian drug names that is why I only have it 4/5 stars. Solid program and don't hesitate to buy it
Comprehensive knowledge of medication 5/5
Any time I want to learn about a medication or vaccine, I consult Epocrates. You can even see pictures of the pills! It’s a really good resource.
Fnp-Internal med 5/5
The full purchased version: I use this daily for quick answers on antibiotic recs and durations. Also if I want the quick and dirty update about a disease or illness I like the summaries available with supportive care or discussion of work up needed. This great if in a rush between patients or even with a patient of needing to look up drug side effects they may be experiencing. Vital to look up drug interactions. Of course not as in depth as up to date, but most of the time has the simple answer you need.
Update makes it cumbersome 1/5
By Not getting my shows
Have used this app in my practice for years on my ipad. New update no longer allows scrolling down through all topics. Instead you have to exit and enter each topic. Takes more time and fragments what you remember. I will be looking for a different app.
Best drug information app 4/5
I had been using this app for many years and it is my go-to app to look up a drug interaction. Very handy. Use it everyday. Lately it has been freezing and I am having to close the app and reopen. Or get my iPad instead. I hope this can be fixed soon.
Good App 4/5
I love this App for the Interaction Check, but my only complaint is there are very few Vitamins Listed and Herbal supplements, so I’m unable to check their interactions with prescribed meds. I’m an RN who sees that more and more patients are taking OTC supplements. PLEASE add these to you medication lists and this would be 5 stars.
Example, Tumeric is very popular now, and it can thin your blood. People need to know this who take other anticoagulants or anti-platelet medications. I’m sure there are way more supplements that can cause specific reactions with prescribed medications and other supplements.
I have use the packer days for a long time. Really appreciate having the accurate data base at my fingertips. However over the last couple of months it will lock up. Very frustrating.
Freezing and crashing 2/5
By Churl h
For the last month or so, maybe the last update, about 50% of the time the app freezes or crashes, requiring me to quit the app and restart it. This essentially removes the ability for this app to work as a point of care tool.
I am paying for a subscription to this. Making sure the application works is a baseline expectation. I am going to delete the app and reinstall and hopefully that will make life better, but I’m really not happy with how this app has changed in the last 2 years. Increasingly complicated menus and listings and it’s harder and harder to find what I want.
Still waiting 5/5
I’m still subscribed to the Plus level. I continue to receive Free level service. Anybody going to address this problem?
Love Hate Relationship 2/5
I have used Epocrates for a long time, and have relied on it to take care of patients; but over the years they certainly have lacked an unwavering commitment to a quality product that won’t interrupt your workflow on a busy day when you’re taking care of patients. The latest shenanigan are pharmaceutical banner advertisements, even though I pay an annual fortune for this product. Sadly, that’s something I will no longer be doing & am switching to an alternative source.
Great tool in my daily practice. Love Epocrates.
Missing DDX 4/5
By NP Iowa
I miss not having DDX. The program gives ideas & expands my thought process. I really miss this. Please consider putting it back into Epocrates.
Go to 5/5
I have used ePocrates since I was a student NP in 2006 and will use it 90% of the time as my go to for all questions I have in practice. Second to UpToDate, this is my go to!
NP on the go 4/5
This is my favorite prescribing app. I've been using the app for about 10 years & each improvement/update has 'fixed' any real problems I've encountered. Like anything, ease of navigation comes with frequency of use so even though the opening screen update originally bothered me, now I just swipe down after I've scanned/read topics of interest to me.
Most Used App 5/5
There are no other medical apps that I use as consistently as I do Epocrates. I am an actively practicing intensivists and often wonder how I did my job years ago with a PDR. Would not trade it for the world. There are not many things about the app that I bother me, although I wish more insurance companies would make their formulary available. All in all, my life is better for it.
Best medical app 5/5
Best medical app for medical, clinical, and drug information. Thank you epocrates
By womens advocate
Great information at my fingertips. Sharon
Great App 5/5
Works great for checking drug interaction issues.
MD anesthesiology 4/5
Clear and precise can rapidly find mechanism of action and t 1/2 once I’m past the initial pop up studies
Very Clinically helpful 5/5
Very Clinically Helpful, fast and easy to use.
Epocrates review 5/5
I have used this app for over 10 years; it is my go to app for prescribing; looking up drug interactions and calculating formulas like Gfr or creatinine clearance. Love the app. Susan
Great App 5/5
I purchased this app and use it daily for work purposes. It was a great resource while I was a student as well.
Best I have seen!! 5/5
Absolutely love the app! Would be struggling without it! Have never been disappointed!
Great App 5/5
The app is very easy to use and it’s handy tool. The information is reliable. This app is a great app.
Current and easy to use resource. 5/5
By Doc's Box
This is a great tool to keep in my pocket as I see patients. The information is current, and the app is easy to use. Very helpful in answering questions that may be related to a specific medication or to review drug interactions.
I use this all the time. 4/5
By Justme 1
Good resource especially when looking for interactions. I agree with an earlier comment about the alert page popping up first. Otherwise, thumbs up.
Fast, accurate information 5/5
I use this app daily. Especially like the pill pictures, because patients will tell me "I'm on that round yellow blood pressure medication" or I can call up a picture to help them identify a medication that I would like to change.
Convenient and fast. All the answers I need.
Great app 5/5
I love this application! It is amazing. I particularly appreciate the interaction check, I think I use that the most.
How to pronounce drugs... 4/5
Could you add the capability to see and hear how drugs are pronounced? I love this feature with Webster’s dictionary. This would be helpful with new drugs or for new medical professionals just learning.
Otherwise, the only thing I don’t like it the immediate notifications upon opening. Very annoying.
Stalls and Crashes 1/5
I’ve always been a huge fan of Epocrates. It has offered detailed drug and disease info in an easily-accessible format. For the last few months, the app stalls when launched, and crashes frequently. It’s really not usable as it is now. Epocrates support only says that they are aware of the problem with iPhones, and they are looking into a solution. I am now looking into other options.
Fast and Efficient. 5/5
It’s quick and easy to use. More detail is available under diagnosis and treatment approaches. The highlight and basics give a excellent overview of the disease subject. Medication guide gives accurate cost and links with good RX for online discount vouchers. References and sources are available for further review/reading. Calling or texting for help / trouble shooting is easy. Epoc staff are courteous friendly, timely and efficient. The case vignettes provide excellent examples of patient presentations. The material is easy to navigate and is a helpful tool to prepare lectures and presentations on the go for resident education. Occasionally there are some disease topics not easy to find or lumped in with a broader category of pathological states [i.e., H. Pylori infections vs PUD]. The Differential Diagnosis (ddx) section is also and excellent clinic tool for deciphering through unclear cases with ambiguous patient symptoms or when it is necessary to explore other etiologies. The Ddx lists key differentiating features —that help to rule-in or rule-out alternative competing diagnoses— including diagnostics [lab, imaging, & other tests], symptoms and physical exam findings.
Overall I find this app (iPhone and iPad), and epocrates online to be a very helpful tool. It does not replace journal subscriptions, years of experience/ gestalt, or subspecialty consultations. For education, it should be used together with other sources such as Harrison’s, board reviews sources and review of original research articles.
Essential app for medical folks of all stripes 4/5
He app is great content wise. It is essential for all medical providers. However since the recent update the app freezes when you open it frequently. Also the news preview is intrusive and annoying. Please fix the freezing.