epocrates

RATING:

4.6

(81)

About epocrates

Epocrates is the essential clinical reference and decision support tool for healthcare professionals. Users can get access to thousands of drugs and their side effects, dosing information, and patient-facing content. Epocrates also offers access to multiple dosing calculators and tools, along with hundreds of patient-facing content pieces including drug handouts and videos. Physicians can quickly identify the most important dosage information for a patient's treatment and share it securely with their team via mobile app or email.

epocrates Pricing

Starting price: 

$175.00 one time

Free trial: 

Not Available

Free version: 

Available

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epocrates Reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for epocrates

1 - 5 of 75 Reviews

Anonymous

2-10 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed August 2018

Great resource!

I have used Epocrates for at least 10 years. I use it multiple times every day to check doses, combination products, side effects and medication interactions. I find it extremely useful.

PROS

Can access it from my phone in the exam room very easily. All my medical calculators are easily accessible. I also use it as my infectious disease resource- I can look up a infection and find the latest recommendations. The meds also include pill pictures which I have used to ask a patient to identify what strength med they are on or if it is scored. It also includes some herbal medications which is useful for checking medication interactions( you can put all your medications in a list and it will list all the interaction).

CONS

The cost is not cheap but it is worth it.

Tarek

Hospital & Health Care, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed September 2017

I am using epocrates Plus for many years in my daily rounds, on my clinic.It is of great help to me

Quick and accurate information about any drugs Updates about any new drugs Drug interaction done at any time Search providers Full information about diseases Alternative medicines Identify Pilles Medical calculators which include many important tools Save a lot of time and effort to have any medical information Full lab guide that is needed to revise and check in my daily patient assessment You will get medical news updated on daily base Many additional useful tools as tables, guidelines, picture quiz, ICD-10 Differential diagnosis of common medical conditions The program is in continuous development with many good features added. You can even send your feedback to the company You can easily get health care insurance formularies for drug coverage information Revise any drug before prescription

PROS

I have a good experience with the use of epocrates medical application. It has many features that are of great help for any physician You can get full information about any drug you need Continuous updates so that you don't miss any new medications or information Differential diagnosis of common medical conditions You can check for any drug interactions which will help you and save your time The built in calculator allows you to perform many calculations, such as BMI and GFR The epocrates plus subscription will help you to have full information about Diseases, alternative medications, lab guides and more clinical tools. I am using it since long time and i get all information i need in an easy and quick way Ina diition, there are many useful features as Pill identify, continuous updated medical news delivered directly to your device and search providers for consultants The program also includes health care insurance formularies which help you to get drug coverage information Start with the free version now and see how much it will help you. You can also try the plus version and test all its features. Then consider subscription to have a full medical reference

CONS

Only minor Cons can be found in this software To get many information you need internet connection Sometimes the update takes long time The epocrates plus app is relatively expensive

Lisa

Medical Practice, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

2

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

1

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed July 2019

be careful. Money was debit from my account and they cancelled my prescription

No live person to resolve disputes. Took money out of my account and I did not receive the product.

PROS

Use is nice but I did not get product. I paid for it, money was taken from my account, but NO product.

CONS

Money was taken from my account by direct debit and I did not get the product. No live person to talk to.

Katie

Hospital & Health Care, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed May 2020

I use this resource daily in my practice

I use this resource on a daily basis as a Physician Assistant in my clinic. I use it so much, in fact, that I keep the 'drugs' and 'weight based dose calculator' tabs pinned on my browser so I can access them at any time, and I use them several times each shift. It saves me a lot of time and work to use it. Love it!!

PROS

I love using the dosage calculator to figure out pediatric dosing. I use this on every single pediatric patient that I see that I prescribe medicine to. It is easy to fill in the child's weight information about the medication, and then it spits out the correct dosage for the child. It really makes life so much easier than trying to calculate it on my own. I also use it pretty frequently to see dosage suggestions for people of all ages for different medications. I also love the feature of looking up a medication's safety profile for pregnancy and lactation. I also use the adverse reactions tab for the medicines occasionally to know what to warn patients about. I also LOVE the interaction checker. You can put the different medications in there to see which ones will interact with each other and how. This has been a super handy resource to have!

CONS

The only thing that has annoyed me about this is that sometimes I'll get booted out in the middle of using it and have to sign back in. It sometimes takes 2-3 times clicking on the sign-in button to sign back in. Then it will keep me logged in for awhile, and eventually boot me out again.

Kalin

Hospital & Health Care, 1 employee

Used weekly for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed June 2020

Game-changer for Healthcare Providers

This is an extensive resource that I would recommend to any healthcare provider. It provides access to diagnostic information and treatment recommendations. In addition, the phone app is well-made and convenient to carry for any provider.

PROS

This software is an amazing resource for healthcare providers. It provides a detailed database of diagnoses, treatment options, pharmaceutical information, and so much more. I am currently a PA student, and I have used this software on a regular basis to find information on case studies from school. I am able to search symptoms, conditions, medicines, and conditions associated with disease to find an extensive amount of information related to every case. While this does not replace needing to know information as a healthcare provider, it is a fast reference guide for staying up to date on the most recent research and treatment recommendations. I will be a long-time user of this resource.

CONS

There is a small learning curve with the software due to its expansive nature. There is so much information present that it may take a user some time to figure everything out. As a user for more than a year, I am still not sure that I understand how to use all of the features of the software. In addition, to access all of the utility of the software, there is a yearly fee. This fee is worth the price in my opinion, however.