Learn more about your prescriptions and identify any pill with iPharmacy [iPhone]

iPharmacy is your all-in-one utility for prescription medications. The app contains relevant information on over 20,000 medications, making iPharmacy an outstanding prescription reference guide. You will find information on indications & usage, dosage, adverse reactions, contraindications, warnings, overdosage, identification, and interactions of each medication. There is even a full PDF copy of the insert thatnormally comes with the medications in case you misplaced it or threw it out.  iPharmacy also recognizes 200,000 NDC and UPC bar codes, so you can easily scan any medication to get information about it. Another feature that gets iPharmacy a ton of recognition is its pill identifier. The app claims to have over 12,000 pill and package images, which allows the user to be able to identify a pill by imprint, color, or shape. This could be quite useful if you have pills that have been removed from their packaging or even if you work as an EMT or are a health professional.

I find iPharmacy to be an impressive app. The above features are more than enough to warrant the cheap price tag, but there are even more features. You can find the closest local pharmacy to your location, enter your own medications and save them in the app, and even find weekly deals on prescriptions. Though I haven’t used it as of yet, the app provides some type of discount card that is worth checking out. The last major feature that any medication user would appreciate is the enormous forum that provides comments and ratings on every single medication in iPharmacy’s database. If you want to know personal stories about others who have taken the same medicine, then this section is priceless.

Price: $0.99

Version discovered: 5.4

Requires: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 4.0 and up

Download size: 9.7 MB

iPharmacy – Drug Guide and Pill ID on iTunes

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  • Nice article!! We can make use of this technology it can be very helpful I found this an impressive application!!

  • Brett

    @JohnO: I agree John.

  • JohnO

    Nice article. I think the features, especially discounts and ease of finding pharmacys filling prescriptions makes it worth the price. Personally, I use epocrates.com which has a free app for ios, android and blackberry and it is free. Medscape.com also has a free app.(both are updated frequently) Their paid versions are more geared for the health professional.(an email is needed to sign up).
    All in all, the app seems a decent alternative for med info than just googling the med.

  • Brett

    @Ashraf: I made sure to add that in the review, because I completely agree. Such a solid app though.

  • Ashraf

    @fermier: Ditto. Charging upfront then using ads is a low move.

  • fermier

    Dare I venture opinion that if a developer is charging a fee to begin with, the app might be free of advertisements…vs “surprise!” please pay once again. At least this app appears to be for grownups, so am grateful for that.

  • Brett

    @BarrysCool: Very cool! I got this for free at some point when it “went free.” Hopefully iOS users will have another crack at it soon.

  • BarrysCool

    This exact same App is available for Android devices in The Play Store and the best part is that for Android users it’s FREE.