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    The 11 Best Mobile Apps for Pharmacy Technician Students

    As any pharmacy technician knows, it’s important to have access to critical, up-to-date information on the latest prescription drugs, their interactions, side effects, and uses. Fortunately, pharmacy technician apps can produce this data, so that critical decisions can be made in a safe and informed way. Here is a list of the best pharmacy technician apps for Android and iOS.

    Rx Shortages

    This is a free, informative mobile app for pharmacy technicians. It gives health professionals and pharmacy technician students alike information about drug shortages in an efficient way. The information in the app comes straight from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists as well as the FDA, and lists current shortages, resolved shortages, and drugs that are no longer available.

    Android/ Apple

    LexiComp

    The LexiComp app is an extremely efficient app for pharmacy technician students. It offers comprehensive drug information that’s available at the exact moment it's required. Includes drug administration information, potential interactions, possible side effects, and contraindications for both pediatric and adult patients.

    Android/ Apple

    Epocrates

    Epocrates provides up-to-date drug information for pharmacy technicians to refer to when necessary. The app features drug safety information, drug interactions, and insurance information in relation to specific drugs, as well as complex calculations so that the correct dosages can be formulated.

    Android/ Apple

    iPharmacy

    This pharmacy resource app allows pharmacy technicians to search for drugs and products by ingredients or brand name. The app has over 12,000 brand images, as well as 6,000 drug types and 1 million prices! With iPharmacy, you can check out the latest drug trends, shortages, and pricing with ease.

    Android/ Apple

    Pocket Pharmacist

    Using this app, you can easily search for drugs using their brand or generic name in order to find out their individual properties and pricing. New drug summaries are added every month, including dosage information, interactions, precautions, strength recommendations, and side effects. You can even filter the drugs by popularity and effectiveness, ensuring that you're confident about the best ways to treat an illness.

    Android/ Apple

    Pharmacy Lab Values

    The Pharmacy Lab Values app features over a 150 lab values that are regularly used by medical professionals and pharmacy technicians. The app provides up to date information on drug policies and general pharmaceutical news. Each update is a quick summary rather than extensive text, making it easy to read, and allows you to filter commonly used values by category.

    Android

    MPR

    This highly detailed app can be used in a variety of ways. It contains the details of over 4,300 Rx and OTC products, which are categorized so that they reflect the corresponding conditions and diseases. There's a quick search function that allows you to look up a drug by its generic or brand name, and the app includes automatic, real-time updates that give the pharmacy technician everything they need to know about the latest drug news. Furthermore, what really makes this app stand out is its 150 medical calculators, assisting pharmacy technician students with their studies.

    Android/ Apple

    The Skyscrape Medical Library

    The Skyscape Medical Library app features a large library of medical resources for pharmacy technicians. It includes general and specific drug information, calculators to determine dosages, clinical information, algorithms, flowcharts, and 850 medical topics to read about. The app is updated regularly, and is free to download.

    Android/ Apple

    Medscape

    Medscape is a comprehensive drug referencing pharmacy technician app. It allows the user to search for specific drugs (with 8,000 brands to choose from), as well as OTC drugs, herbal supplements. and alternative medicines. The Drug Interaction Checker is a built-in feature that can deter mild to severe interactions, ensuring patient safety and accurate recording. There's also a disease reference feature which contains information about over 4,000 diseases and clinical conditions. These can be cross referenced with the appropriate drugs. The app also contains the latest policies and procedures and medical news.

    Android/ Apple

    iTriage

    iTriage is a quick and efficient medical app which allows any pharmacy technician to access vital healthcare information at the click of a button. Reviewed by the Harvard Medical School, all of the app content is precise and up-to-date, with symptom checkers, disease information, and drug policy data.

    Android/ Apple

    Micromedex Drug Information

    Microemedex Drug Information is a highly comprehensive database of drug, disease, and policy information for pharmacy technicians. It includes precautions and contradictions, dosages, latest drug news, and pregnancy and breastfeeding information, as well as a database of thousands of drugs and medical conditions.

    Android/ Apple

     

     Pharmacy technicians and pharmacy technician students can benefit from an efficient app to refer to for those all-important answers. It is now possible to complete dosage calculations, check drug interactions, and keep up with essential pharmacy related news from your mobile phone and make important pharmaceutical decisions within seconds. 

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