IBM Micromedex Drug Info

For 'Mobile Only' Customers

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Medical & Health & Fitness
Current version
5 MB
Last Update
Aug 21, 2019

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Dec 24, 2018

IBM took over this app from the original developer over 7 months ago, and has made no attempt to fix the problem they have created... One of the advantages of this app (mobile version) is that the medication information is constantly updated. What they don’t tell you is that ever since IBM took over, each time medications are updated (every few days), the update breaks the app and only displays one medication, no matter which medication you select. THIS MAKES THIS APP DANGEROUS FOR PATIENTS, MEDICAL STAFF, AND ANYONE USING THE APP. I am an RN, and I rely on the app for looking up drug side effects for my patients. Since the app breaks each time it is updated, someone might select Morphine (for example), but would actually be reading the side effects for Vitamin C. VERY DANGEROUS. The only way to make the app work correctly is to delete it each time there is an update, reinstall it, then re-enter your user name and password. What a pain. If medical personnel don’t know about this bug, they can do medication errors, which can affect patient safety, and risk the person’s medical license. I have been calling the developer for almost a year about this problem, but all they say is that they are aware of it. They have never bothered to fix it, which means this app is USELESS, and DANGEROUS! BUY SOMETHING ELSE THAT IS SAFE, AND ACTUALLY WORKS.

May 02, 2019

I’m a pharmacist who used to use this app as an alternative to more expensive drug information databases. It was helpful for when I’m away from my computer and with patients or when people asked me questions when I’m not at work. A recent bug that other users have mentioned has rendered the app useless. It works fine when you download it at first. When the app updates once, it gets stuck on the last drug that was searched. The only way to look up a new drug is to delete the app and re-download. There’s also a bug where all headings within the drug’s page pull up the same information. Currently, information for the “dosing and indications” tab pulls up when you open all other tabs. The interactions database appears to work fine. IBM needs to fix this before they lose all their users. I’m upgrading to a better database.

Pierian Euphony
Nov 28, 2018

I began usage several years ago and all was well. Great reference for me and all of the physicians in my hospitals(22). I’ve now had four crashes of the app, repurchased it three times only to have it get stuck on the last drug searched . Customer service gave the same solution each time: delete, re-download , fill in password but not email address to recover or reset a password ( makes NO sense), and after doing that three times, I’m done with any of these apps. You have to repurchase it. I am a VP of Medical Affairs/ CMO of 22 hospitals and over all pharmacies for them. I am now directing all reports to me and all medical staff to delete the app and use another app which I will suggest. It’s a shame to have something this simple to fix derail your product. Terminate your app developers.

Oct 22, 2018

I used to cherish this app and I’ve been using it for years and happily paying the fee. This most recent update has changed the layout/the simplicity of using this app so much I’m really disappointed by it.. I no longer can use it as a quick reference tool that was easy to maneuver .. now there’s so much to weed through and this “chunky extra” that I haven’t really found to add anything of value . Just my two cents.. I’m not sure if I’ll renew when it expires. I must say I have been a huge fan of this app for many years prior to this update and have easily given it 5 stars in the past.

Jun 14, 2019

I’ve used this app for years, with complete satisfaction. I renewed in May, and one month later they notified me the app was getting ready to expire. They have now locked me out of the app. I contacted support and they resolved the issue quickly. I’m back to being a happy user.

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IBM Micromedex® Drug Info is now available for only $2.99 per year. Now you can access the same evidence-based Micromedex content you rely on, anytime, anywhere, via your iPhone and iPad.

Please note: if you or the organization you

work for has an Internet-based subscription to IBM Micromedex®, then this app is included with your subscription at no charge. Please search in iTunes for the free version of this app, called IBM Micromedex Drug Ref.

IBM Micromedex Drug Info provides on-the-go access to the industry’s most trusted and comprehensive drug information, when and where it’s needed most. Users will find peace of mind knowing the content is backed by the same thorough, unbiased editorial process as all IBM Micromedex®.

Once content has been downloaded or updated an internet connection is not required, allowing for access at anytime from anywhere.

The app is part of the IBM Micromedex Medication Management apps bundle, which includes Micromedex Drug Interactions and Micromedex IV Compatibility. The trio is an inexpensive solution to your on-the-go medication management needs.

IBM Micromedex Drug Info contains concise information on 4500+ search terms, covering common needs such as:

•Adult and pediatric dosage
•Adverse effects (separated into “common” and “serious”)
•Drug interactions

As well as:
•Black box warnings
•Breast feeding
•Common trade names
•Dose adjustments
•Generic names, including selected combination products
•How supplied
•Indications (differentiated as “FDA labeled” and “non-FDA labeled”)
•Mechanism of action
•Pregnancy category
•Therapeutic class

*Not sure if your employer has an Internet subscription to IBM Micromedex® via the internet? Check with your Chief Medical Officer, Director of Pharmacy, Medical Librarian, or others in your facility responsible for clinical reference information. Or reach out to us via