5 Must-Try Apps for Pharmacists

5 Must-Try Apps for Pharmacists – Guest Post by Zara

The apps on your smartphone make it worth the price. No matter you’re an IOS or Android user, there are a wide range of high quality apps available for various fields and uses. With new apps being launched everyday in the market, apps have made things easier for business people, social networkers, gaming and artists. However choosing the right app for you could be slightly overwhelming.

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In this article I will list out the top 5 applications useful for pharmacists:

  • Epocrates:

The easy-to-use application aims beyond the point of care creating a better life for healthcare professionals and patients. This application is available at multiple price bars based on its features. The free edition, Epocrates Rx, provides access a health plan formulator, a medication connections checker, healthcare calculators, scientific updates and healthcare information. The application illustrates a list of OTC medicines which not displays images and shapes but also colour as well as the imprint code.

Compatible with: iPhone/iPod touch, Windows Mobile, Android, Palm, and BlackBerry

 

  • Lexicomp:

Lexicomp provides drug information software on smartphones. The data source features several indexes to facilitate searching and advanced routing to save time. The application has a daily update option, so you always have the most up-to-date scientific material at your convenience.

Lexicomp is partnered with the American Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Compatible with: iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Palm Windows Mobile

 

  • OTC Guide App:

This application is a recent addition in the market. This apps displays the 2011’s results of  survey of pharmacist’s OTC recommendations straight away to your smartphone. Products are colour coded to help categorisation and better listing. This app is an efficient guide book for physicians, it collects its source from information based on surveys. OTC Product Recommendations for therapeutic categories include: Cough/Cold/Allergy, Diabetes Health Care, Oral Care, Fitness and others.

Compatible with: iPhone/iPod touch and iPad

 

  • Micromedex Drug Information:

This application is considered to have the friendliest interface compared to the other prescription drug applications. It is fast and easy, an effective tool for information on dosage amounts, statutory warnings, toxicology, adverse effects, and others in detail. Micromedex is the most reliable, trusted name in evidence-based clinical reference.

Compatible with: iPhone/iPod touch and iPad

 

  • Sigler Drug Cards:

This application is an ideal study source for the in-depth detailing of the 300 most commonly prescribed drugs, this app provides a full-color picture, FDA recommended doses, safety measures, side effects, shown chemical framework, and individual guidance tips.

The new version of the application has a well appreciated, first of its kind Quiz section.

Compatible with: iPhone/iPod touch and iPad

 

About the Author:
This guest post is contributed by Zara, financial guest blogger. At present she is focusing on ppi claims. catch her @financeport

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