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Medscape for Android

By WebMD Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 29, 2014

Powered by WebMD, Medscape offers physicians, medical students, consumers, and other health care professionals a wealth of easy-to-access medical information wrapped up in a beautiful interface. And the best part is that you don't have to pay a dime for it, nor put up with any ads.

Pros

Ideal companion for medical doctors and students: Medscape offers valuable information in the form of a comprehensive, reliable reference database featuring 4,400+ conditions, all essential drugs and hospital procedures, and tools like drug interaction checker and risk calculators, as well as through the latest medical news presented in a distraction-free window.

Educational component: The app incorporates accredited CME/CE courses, which we have found stimulating, especially since you can earn credits by answering medical questionnaires. That you can save news articles and drug & clinical reference articles and review them later also helps.

Great design and execution: The developers deserve kudos for fitting so much info into a lightweight interface. The pages for drugs, conditions, and procedures are especially well organized and comprehensive, making this app about as good as a medical handbook, but more accessible.

Cons

Somewhat lengthy setup: Apart from having to register an account and provide information such as your name, email, and location, you must also download a few large packages of data before you can enjoy all of the app's features. The advantage of downloading the content to your device is that you can use the app offline.

Poorly implemented landscape mode: While you can view in landscape mode conditions or procedures, when you return to the Reference or Home screens, the app switched automatically to portrait mode. On a big tablet, this can be terribly annoying.

Bottom Line

Medscape sets the standard for medical apps on Android. Whether you're a medical professional wishing to expand your knowledge or a consumer eager to learn more about a particular condition, drug, or procedure, this app is the right choice for you. You'll be impressed.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.9.1

Thank you for using Medscape! We've listened to your feedback and made some performance enhancements and bug fixes to optimize your experience.

To make sure you don't miss a thing, just keep your automatic updates turned on.

General

Release November 13, 2018
Date Added November 13, 2018
Version 4.9.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 16,735
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Medscape provides fast and accurate clinical answers at the point-of-care and is the leading medical resource for physicians, medical students, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

Using Medscape Consult, physicians can access a community of more than 250K physicians worldwide to share cases, ask questions, and benefit from their knowledge and diverse experiences. Discuss clinical challenges and crowdsource the answers in a 24/7 moderated environment.

NEW! Find the lowest drug prices and share discount cards with patients.

With the Medscape app you can:

- Quickly look up medications and dosages with our Drug Reference Tool

- Avoid adverse drug combinations with our Drug Interaction Checker

- Find vital information for patient care with evidence-based Disease & Condition reference

- Stay current with the latest medical news and earn CME -- all in one place

- Other useful resources within the app: Step-by-Step Procedural Articles, Medical Calculators, Pill ID Tool, Image Collections, Formulary Information, and more!

The Medscape app is free. Log-in is required the first time you use the Medscape app. If you are new to Medscape, you can register for a free account in the app.

For more information, visit medscape.com/medscapeapp

If you have any suggestions to improve our app or are having usage issues, please contact us through our online help center at help.medscape.com.

NOTE: Users with 'rooted' devices and ad-blocker software installed may experience connectivity errors while using Medscape.

Please disable ad-blocker software before attempting to download Medscape's offline Clinical Reference.