Explore the #1 medical reference app

Click on each feature to see how Epocrates supports your decisions in the moments of care.

Drug Information

Review drug prescribing and safety information for thousands of brand, generic and OTC drugs. Drug information includes:

  • Adult and pediatric dosing for FDA-approved and off-label indications
  • Black box warnings, contraindications, adverse reactions and drug interactions
  • Safety/monitoring, including pregnancy risk categories, location safety ratings, monitoring parameters and similar drug names
  • Pharmacology, including metabolism, excretion, subclass and mechanism of action
  • Manufacturer, DEA/FDA status and approximate retail price

Interaction Check

Check for potentially harmful drug-drug interactions between up to 30 brand, generic, OTC or alternative* drugs at a time.

View an overview detailing the interaction profile for each active ingredient of the drug product. Plus, interaction details are presented at the ingredient level to help you determine which drug component may need to be adjusted, monitored or substituted.The Epocrates Clinical Intelligence Team distills all drug interaction information down to the most essential statement and curates actionable recommendations.

*This is a premium feature

Pill ID

Identify a pill based on its imprint code and/or physical characteristics.

Simply enter the imprint you see on one or both sides of any mystery pill—or select its shape, color and the way that its scored—to view a list of possible matches. Search results include images that can be enlarged with a tap, and are organized alphabetically by drug name.

Plus feature
ICD-9 Codes

Quickly search ICD-9 codes by partial code, diagnosis, procedure or category and save frequently looked up codes to a list of favorites.

Plus feature
Clinical Practice Guidelines

Access a growing library of 40+ evidence-based, patient-specific guidelines from national specialty societies—condensed for the moments of care. Select a patient type to view the actionable recommendations from the relevant sections of the guideline. When a deeper dive is necessary, simply tap the reference link to access the full guideline direct from the source organization.

Plus feature
Disease Information

Consult in-depth, peer-reviewed disease content developed in collaboration with the publishers of the British Medical Journal.

View history and exam information, including risk and diagnostic factors; test categories, include Initial Tests, Tests to Consider, and Emerging Tests; differential diagnosis with links to associated disease and condition topics; and follow-up, including monitoring, patient instructions, and complications. Evidence-based treatment options are searchable by patient group and compiled from clinical references and disease state management guidelines.


Quickly scan brief medical news alerts and request more comprehensive information on a wide variety of specialty topics by email.

Medical news alerts are carefully selected by Epocrates editors, often in consultation with outside specialists and publishers, and include summaries and expert commentary. Topics include clinical alerts, CME alerts, government safety alerts, and medically relevant tips on practice management. New alerts are delivered to your mobile device each time you update your content.

Notifications also include important updates from Epocrates, including product announcements, webinars, special offers, tips, and more.


athenaText enables health care providers and care teams to collaborate immediately and conveniently over secure text messages, no matter where they are. Find providers for consults and patient referrals with our extensive directory of U.S. physicians.


Get free access to national and regional healthcare insurance formularies, including all Medicare Part D formularies.

Easily check co-pay tiers, formulary alternatives and generic substitutes, quantity limits and step-therapy guidelines. Epocrates also hosts pharmacy chain discount drug lists such as Target and WalMart. Save time and reduce pharmacy call backs, plus receive the latest information from each plan automatically.


Use a variety of helpful clinical tables that summarize guidelines and drug information for concise, quick-reference guides.

The Epocrates Clinical Intelligence team draws on evidence-based medicine to develop these tables (e.g., multiple ACLS and PALS treatment algorithms, Endocarditis Prophylaxis), compare drug classes (e.g., Inhaled Corticosteroid or ACE Inhibitor Dose Comparisons), and present additional, useful drug information (e.g., Photosensitizing Agents, Therapeutic Drug Levels).

Plus feature
Alternative Medicines

Consult concise drug monographs for alternative medicines, including popular herbals and other supplements. Review reported uses, reported doses for various conditions, cautions, adverse reactions, a list of synonyms, and other helpful information. Check for possible interactions with up to 30 drugs at a time including brand, generic and OTC drugs.

Plus feature
Labs & Diagnostic Information

Get information on hundreds of lab tests and panels. Consult normal lab value ranges for various populations, view preparation and collection guidance, and check test costs and associated ICD-9s. Review differentials consisting of drugs, conditions, and other factors that may contribute to abnormal test results.

  • Medical Reference App Among U.S. Physicians

    Manhattan Research's Taking the Pulse®
  • Most Important Medical Application

    Annual Modern Healthcare reader survey
    2012, 2013 & 2014
  • Best App for HCPs

    Medical Marketing & Media
    Gold Award, 2014

What's included?

  • Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Disease Information
  • Alternative Medicine
  • ICD-9 and CPT Codes
  • Infectious Disease Treatment
  • Labs
  • Drug Information
  • Interaction Check
  • Pill ID
  • Formulary
  • athenaText
  • Tables

Epocrates Plus delivers even more critical, decision-making information. All for just $174.99/yr.

Meet the Medical
Information Team

Hear from a few of the physicians and pharmacists behind the trustworthy content on Epocrates Plus.

Epocrates discounts for institutions and medical schools

Give everyone on your network access to premium clinical intelligence at a special group rate.

Learn more about Epocrates discounts
for your organization:

Medical schools Institutions