Drug Index via Mercer Skelton Medical
||Includes a description of the product, contraindications,
interactions, dosage and administration, and the chemical structure. Notes are
referenced. AccessMedicine allows searches across a number of McGraw Hill
via Mercer Skelton Medical
| If you prefer the app
format, first register for a personal account using your MUSM email. If you
have already created a personal account in another Elsevier product, then you
do not need to register again.
||ClinicalKey's drug information is provided by Gold Standard
(Clinical Pharmacology). Click the "Drug Monographs" link below the search box.
Browse drugs by name of drug, indication, contraindication and adverse
ClinialKey is mobile friendly - no app is necessary. If your
library's links to ClinicalKey from the web browser on your mobile device. No
app is required. You will still need a WiFi connection to use the app. The
content does not download to your device. The library recommends that you
access ClinicalKey from your browser. Its faster, and you don't have the extra
steps of creating an account and having to re-authenticate.
| Mobile devices accessing
the main Drug Portal site will be taken the mobile site. Names, usage and
structures are displayed, as well as search links to key NLM and government
sites, using their mobile version when available. Spell checking and
auto-suggest are also used during input
||The Portal provides users a comprehensive gateway to information on
over 53,000 substances (over 200,000 unique searchable drug names and their
synonyms) not only from NLM but also from other U.S. government agencies. It
covers drugs from the time they are entered into clinical trials through their
entry into the U.S. marketplace. The Drug Portal touches on all related
information resources at NLM to provide for a comprehensive view. It is
intended as a "middle ground" resource which includes information for the
consumer, health professionals, and researchers.
|Epocrates Online free version
||This free version of Epocrates Online offers access to: more than
3,300 drug monographs (brand and generic); on- and off-label dosing; adverse
reactions; contraindications; drug interactions; pricing; and mechanism of
|Miromedex via Mercer Skelton Medical Libraries
|To get passwords for the
mobile apps, under "Resources", click on the gray box labeled "Download Mobile
|There are 3 apps:
Micromedex Drug Interactions, Micromedex IV Compatibility and Micromedex Drug
Reference For Internet Subscribers
|1. To activate apps, go
2. You will have two options: Micromedex or CareNotes System. Click
3. Under "Resources", click on the gray box labeled "Download
4. Scroll down to find instructions that include passwords
for the apps.
5. Download apps from your mobile device's app/play store.
6. Enter passwords into apps when prompted.
|MICROMEDEX is a collection of many different drug databases,
including Martindale, the Physicians Desk Reference (PDR), DRUGDEX,
DISEASEDEX, POISONDEX, and several alternative medicine databases [view
database list]. Drugs can be searched by trade name, generic name, or even
street name. MICROMEDEX is an excellent source of drug indication,
dosage, drug interaction and side effect information, as well as poison control
information. It covers all FDA approved medications as well as a database of
alternative medicines. It can produce patient-specific PALS and ACLS emergency
dosing sheets for use at the bedside in an ICU situation. In addition,
MICROMEDEX contains a variety of dosing tools, patient education handouts and a
clinical pearls section, which is a collection of useful medical
tables on a variety of topics.
MICROMEDEXs major competitor is
ePocrates, which is a database widely used in PDA format by medical
professionals. ePocrates and MICROMEDEX are both excellent drug databases, but
are designed around somewhat different philosophies. Where ePocrates has made
the conscious decision to present only the most relevant data in an easy to use
format, MICROMEDEX has gone in the direction of completeness. A good example is
the way the different databases handle side effects. ePocrates only lists more
common or serious side effects, while MICROMEDEX also includes case reports of
very rare effects, down to single cases of a reported adverse effect. For quick
clinical lookups, ePocrates can be very useful, but for any more detailed
information, MICROMEDEX is often a better choice.
Medicines via the MTercer University
| Natural Medicines is
mobile friendly. You will be able to access and utilize this database from your
smartphone or tablet using the links provided by the library. Natural Medicines
no longer permits institutional subscribers to utilize the app version of their
product. While you will find the app available from ITunes or Google Play,
these platforms are for individual licensees only.
||Natural Medicines offers quick access to
comprehensive, evidence-based, peer-reviewed information on foods, herbs,
supplements and natural therapies. Database coverage includes efficacy, adverse
effects, interactions, pregnancy, lactation, pharmacology, toxicology, dosing,
standardization, and products tested by third-party laboratories. Patient
Natural Medicines was founded by healthcare
providers and researchers at Therapeutic Research, publisher of the
Pharmacist's Letter and Prescriber's Letter and includes:
Also included are evidence tables and
discussion(s), statistical analysis, and quality rating of available clinical
trials. Grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against
the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition. This is an excellent
resource to utilize in the clinical setting and can serve as a teaching tool
with your patients.
- Evidence-based monographs: Get scientific
information and ratings for over 1,400 natural ingredients and alternative
- Commercial Product Ratings: Detailed
information and evidence-based ratings for over 90,000 dietary supplement
- Interaction Checker: Prevent potentially
dangerous drug-supplement combinations.
- Effectiveness Checker: Find out what works
and what doesn't for any medical condition.
- Nutrient Depletion Checker: See what
nutrients are depleted by drugs and when a supplement might be needed.
||Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals,
environmental health, and toxic releases. Also includes access to the Drugs and
Lactation Database (LactMed), a peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of
drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed.