Desktop Drug Reference2012.1.4
Desktop Drug Reference is a useful database with detailed information about pharmaceutical substances that are prescribed by doctors. Its main purpose is to provide you with the basic data about the usage and effect of the pills.
The documentation can be used by pharmacists, drug store owners and casual users in order to get additional information about a drug without having to search online. This can save you a lot of time by avoiding browsing through a dozen websites in order to find specific information such as the storage conditions.
The advantage of using a local database is that you can have access to the information from a computer that does not have Internet access. If you removed the Internet connection for the drug store computer in order to protect your data from hackers, this documentation can be the solution. However, it does not include exhaustive data and some substances might not be on the list.
You can use the database by browsing its categories in order to find a specific drug. The structure of the list is not very clear since some of the drugs are labeled by their usage while others by their effect. Fortunately, the app allows you to find what you need by using the search function for the substance name or a specific symptom.
The information included in the document allows you to identify the drug by using the image of the pill or the wrapping. You can also find out more about how to take the pills or what to do when you miss a dose. Although the list of possible side effects provides useful information, it can often crowd the search result list with false matches.
This tool is designed to provide you with general information and should not replace the doctor’s opinion or used for deciding which medication is used for a certain symptom.