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Epocrates Rx Pro Features


The Epocrates Rx Pro premium drug and formulary reference integrates our continually updated drug information with premium prescribing features.

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Epocrates products have been demonstrated to:

  • Improve patient care and safety
  • Save time
  • Reduce administrative burden
  • Enable confident clinical decisions

Our information is developed by healthcare professionals, and specifically formatted for mobile devices and the web.

Drug Information


Instantly access drug prescribing and safety information for more than 3,500 brand and generic drugs

Search for a drug by name or class, and then review:

  • Adult and pediatric dosing for FDA-approved and off-label indications, with links from the indications to the Dx tab, and from the dose to an integrated weight-based dosing calculator, where applicable
  • Black box warnings, contraindications, and cautions
  • Serious and common adverse reactions and drug interactions (organized by clinical category)

Drug Information (continued)

  • Safety and monitoring information, such as pregnancy risk categories, lactation safety ratings, monitoring parameters and therapeutic drug levels
  • Manufacturer information, approximate retail pricing, and FDA/DEA status
  • Pharmacology information, including metabolism, excretion (i.e., half-life), drug class, and mechanism of action
  • Notes section for your personal notes

Alternative Medicines


Reference authoritative information on herbal supplements your patients may be taking.

Information on more than 600 alternative medicines includes:

  • Reported uses and doses
  • Interactions with prescription drugs
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy and lactation safety
  • Adverse reactions
  • Synonyms

Drug Interactions


There are some things you just can’t do in your head!

The powerful MultiCheck feature enables you to check for interactions among as many as 30 drugs and alternative medicines at a time.

Potential interactions are organized by clinical category to help you determine the appropriate action.

Formulary Information


Epocrates Rx Pro contains up-to-date, detailed formulary information for national and regional healthcare insurance formularies, including all Medicare Part D plans, and provides easy access to therapeutic alternatives.

  • Download the insurance formularies you use most often.
  • Quickly check to see which drugs are covered.
  • Find plan-specific details on:
    • Copay tiers
    • Prior authorization requirements
    • Quantity limits
    • Step-therapy guidelines
  • Search for preferred therapeutic alternatives.

Epocrates ID


Obtain treatment guidelines for hundreds of infectious diseases

  • Search by body system, bug, or drug
  • Access empiric and specific treatment recommendations in seconds
  • Tap on a drug name to link to the drug monograph

My Epocrates


Personalize your Epocrates application.

It’s easy to tailor Epocrates Rx Pro to suit your needs. For example:

  • Create shortcuts to your favorite features
  • View your Rx lookup history
  • Add the free MedTools applications you need most
  • Add your own notes to a monograph
  • Receive CME courses and DocAlert messages in your selected specialties
  • Change your default screen, e.g., Default to Peds Dosing

Additional Tools


Additional references and tools to help you every day include:

Clinical Tables and Guidelines

  • More than 60 quick references to diverse clinical topics, including Endocarditis Prophylaxis, vaccination schedules, and ACLS/PALS guidelines


  • More than 30 useful medical calculators, including BMI, Peak Flow, and Creatinine Clearance

MedTools applications

  • Choose the free decision support tools you need most at the point of care

Additional Tools (continued)


Epocrates CME activities

  • Earn CME/CE credits or just learn something new on the go.

Medical News

  • Medical and practice news in your specialty, delivered to you when you sync



The Epocrates Medical Information editors continually update Epocrates databases to ensure you have the most current information available, including:

  • New drugs and interactions
  • New indications
  • Drug recalls
  • Medication safety updates from the FDA, CDC, ISMP, and AHRQ and more
  • New guidelines
  • Formulary status changes

To receive these free updates, simply sync your mobile device while it is connected to the Internet (you can also sync wirelessly).

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