UpToDate® includes key drug and drug interaction databases – authoritative point-of-care information that helps minimize risk and increase patient safety.
Easily access key drug information
In partnership with Lexicomp®, a leading provider of pharmacological information since 1978, UpToDate places more than 5,100 in-depth drug monographs at a subscriber’s fingertips. Each monograph provides essential details, including doses for adult, pediatric and geriatric patients, warnings, precautions, adverse reactions, administration instructions, labeled and unlabeled uses, FDA Special Alerts and more.
Finding the right medication is easy because every drug is cross-referenced with its generic alternatives and U.S., Canadian and international brand names. When a drug appears in an UpToDate topic, clicking the drug’s link displays the applicable monograph instantly.
Diagnose, treat and prescribe with confidence
The drug and drug interactions databases in UpToDate add another level of knowledge to clinical practice and help improve the quality and safety of care. Other benefits include:
- Trustworthy content — You can rely on drug and drug interaction information powered by Lexicomp because it is evidence-based and authored by advanced-degree pharmacists. All content is independently collected, validated and published, free from third-party bias.
- Patient education — Under “Related Topics” in each UpToDate drug topic is a link to information you can print and give to your patients. Written in simple language, these topics cover how the drug works, when to call a physician, warnings, precautions, side effects and more.
- In-depth pediatric information — Researched and compiled by pediatric specialists, these monographs contain guidelines for hundreds of drugs, including detailed neonatal and pediatric dosing.
- Increased productivity — By accessing rigorously edited, neatly summarized information about medications and interactions right from UpToDate, you won’t have to consult separate handbooks or manuals, saving you valuable time when you work with your patients.
Analyze drug interactions
UpToDate also provides thorough analysis of drug-drug and herb-drug interactions. Entering a patient’s medications identifies and summarizes potential interactions, along with an easy-to-understand risk rating and patient management steps. Clicking the name of a drug displays a monograph that supplies complete interaction details. Drug interactions are only available through online options; they are not available through UpToDate MobileComplete™ or the downloadable desktop add-on products.
Direct link for Lexicomp Online subscribers
Now, mutual customers of UpToDate and Lexicomp Online, can directly link to the complete content included in their Lexicomp Online subscription from within UpToDate. Direct linking provides our mutual customers with efficient access to from Lexicomp, including additional databases on pregnancy and lactation, pharmacogenomics, allergy and idiosyncratic reactions. The complete Lexicomp Online subscription also includes patient education leaflets by Lexicomp and UpToDate in 19 languages; a broad range of clinical tools, medical calculators – even drug information customized to your hospital’s formulary. Linking directly to the full scope of Lexicomp content and modules from within UpToDate helps improve efficiency, enhance patient care, and minimize disruptions to the clinical workflow. Learn more about drug information solutions for hospitals, contact Lexicomp.