PharmGeek : 5 Apps for Pharmacy Students 42

1. Lexi-Complete


 This application was developed by LexiComp, publisher of Drug Information Handbook. The price of this application may be too expensive which cost USD 285.00 per year but it is worthful. This application also can be installed on iPad, Android, Blackberry 5.0 and windows mobile 6.x. You may also use this application without internet connection.

Features in Lexi-Complete
• Lexi-Drugs – Complete Drug information based on USP
• Stedman’s Medical Dictionary
• Stedman’s Medical Abbreviation
• Harrison’s Practice
• 5-minute clinical consult
• Infectious Disease
• Lab & Diagnostic Procedures
• Drug Allergy
• Interactive Drug-Drug Interaction
• Pills Identification
• Calculators : Including Creatinine Clearance, BMI and many more
• And much more database that you may add in

2. Micromedex
Micromedex is a FREE Drug information application. The Drug information content is not as detail as in the Lexi-Complete but it is worth since it is free and can be use offline. This application has only Drug information and you need to install other applications to make your smartphone complete with pharmacy information.

3. Medscape

You must install this application as there are updates on medical news and articles.
• Drug Reference -Search prescribing and safety information for over 8,000 brand, generic and OTC drugs, herbals and supplements
• Drug Interaction Checker – Check mild interactions to serious contraindications for any combination of drugs, herbals and supplements
• Disease & Condition Reference -Review the latest in-depth clinical information for 4,000+ diseases and conditions (enhanced with images and videos)
• Procedures & Protocols- Follow detailed step–by–step instructions for 600+ clinical procedures, including 80+ widely used Tables & Protocols
• Specialty-focused Medical News – Read in-depth medical news articles daily in 30 specialty areas

4. McGraw Hill Pharmacotheraphy Handbook
Pharmacotherapy Handbook or some people call it Dipiro book can also be installed in your phone. The content of the application is same as in the book. This application is important for pharmacy student as you don’t need to bring the book to the hospital during clerkship. Easy to use but the price is USD $54.99


5.British National Formulary (BNF)
This application may not user friendly as you need to navigate find drug with different classes. You can use search features to find the drug directly.



by: Leow Hon Lunn

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