Epocrates – Free – Arguably the most widely used medical app, Epocrates is a mobile drug reference resource that provides clinical information on thousands of prescriptions and OTC drug products. It features a pill identifier, in-depth formulary information, a drug interaction checker and dozens of calculations (e.g. BMI, GFR). The app has received over 43,000 ratings for all versions and has an average of 3 stars.
Micromedex Drug Information – Free – Contains drug information on over 4,500 search terms, including generic names, common trade names, adult and pediatric dosages, precautions, adverse effects, toxicology and more. Designed for both the iPhone and iPad, the app has received over 400 ratings and has an average of 3.5 stars.
Lexi-Drugs & Lexi-Interact – $119.99 – Designed uniquely for both the iPhone and iPad, this is Lexi-Comp’s most comprehensive drug database. It includes content for all patient populations and clinical specialties, including internal medicine, geriatrics, oncology, psychiatry and more. Lexi-Comp continually monitors the FDA, pharmaceutical industry and other clinical literature to develop timely and unbiased information for healthcare providers. The average rating for all versions is 4.5 stars.