Which is a better drug reference in usability, clinical data, etc. Does lexi drug explain drug interactions e.g. when you click on warfarin and erythomycin it explains how the medication interacts. Does lexi have any extras like calc programs, etc. Can you put lexi on your memory card? Thanks
Yes: Lexi works on MS.
No: Lexi alone does not do drug interactions, but you can purchase a separate Interactions app from them. I really like drug Lexidrugs, but their drug interaction information is weak, in my opinion.
If you have the room, I recommend using both ePocrates and Lexi-Drugs. Lexi-Drugs is excellent for detailed explanations about the drugs including info about mechanism of action, pharmacodynamics/kinetics, etc... ePocrates is superior for drug interactions and quick dosing information. BTW, many people don't realize that ePocrates still has a free version which includes all the drug monographs and Multicheck program(for drug interactions).
I have read that ePo contains some inaccuracies. Does anyone have any personal experience with that? I have the freebie on my Clie, but thinking of plunking for the Lexi. The Pros/Cons I can summarize as follows:
Lexi: Runs from MS $
Info relevant to Canada Unfamiliar to me
Extra $ for interactions
ePo: Free version available No native MS support
Somewhat familiar Inaccuracies??
tarascon has a beta drug reference available for free right now. the main plus is that it comes with a "tools" tab that has many of the tables in the deluxe print version. i'm starting to like it over epoc. it also runs from MS but with the slow data transfer of MS it does lag a bit when you launch it.
I agree with rprice54. I no longer use ePocrates. Being a medical student, I now have both Lexi-Drugs and Tarascon. Tarascon I use for everyday use, Lexi I use when I want to look up a drug I don't know as much about.