What's New

Drug content updates.

App Description

Micromedex® Drug Reference Essentials 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 Micromedex*, then this app is included with your subscription at no charge. Please search in iTunes for the free version of this app, called Free Micromedex® Drug Reference for Internet Subscribers.

Micromedex® Drug Reference Essentials 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 Micromedex solutions.

An internet connection is not required, allowing for access at anytime from anywhere.

The app is part of the 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.


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

*Not sure if your employer has an Internet subscription to 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 http://micromedex.com/mobile/drugreferenceessentials.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • March 31, 2014 Initial release
  • April 21, 2014 New version 1.58.0
  • May 22, 2014 New version 1.59.0
  • June 30, 2014 New version 1.60.0
  • July 16, 2014 New version 1.61.0
  • August 30, 2014 New version 1.62.0
  • September 19, 2014 New version 1.63.0
  • October 11, 2014 New version 1.64.0
  • November 12, 2014 New version 1.66.0
  • December 16, 2014 New version 1.67.0
  • January 24, 2015 New version 1.68.0
  • January 24, 2015 New version 1.68.0
  • February 26, 2015 New version 1.69.0
  • March 21, 2015 New version 1.70.0
  • April 25, 2015 New version 1.71.0
  • May 21, 2015 New version 1.72.0
  • June 17, 2015 New version 1.73.0
  • July 25, 2015 New version 1.74.0
  • August 15, 2015 New version 1.75.0

Other Apps From Truven Health Analytics Inc.

Micromedex 360 Care Insights Micromedex Drug Interactions Micromedex NeoFax Essentials Free Micromedex® Drug Reference for Internet Subscribers Micromedex IV Compatibility Micromedex Pediatrics Essentials