Apple and Android (Free; Available via Apple App store and Android Market)

4 out of 5

Synopsis of the App
The iPharmacy app functions as a pill identifier and drug reference designed to help with medication management for one or the entire family.


  • Compiles information on 20,000 FDA approved drugs.
  • Sourced from FDA.
  • Features a fully customizable reminder option that includes medication type, dosage and frequency.
  • Quickly identify medications using the barcode scanner feature or pill identifier using the color, imprint and shape of a drug in question.
  • Allows for the addition of drugs not in the database.
  • The nearby pharmacy feature allows you to identify pharmacies that carry your medication and compare prices.
  • Comes with an electronic prescription discount card that may yield savings with participating pharmacies.
  • Recent partnership with Blaze mobile enables mobile prescription payments.
  • Regularly updated list of drug recalls and alerts available with the click of a button.
  • Provides an active medical community forum to use at your own risk as it is not moderated.


  • Requires a wi-fi connection to access the database.
  • Great opportunity for user error when entering dosage reminders or adding a new medication to the database.
  • Typos and word usage errors undermine the credibility of the app.
  • Advertisements in the free version. Advertisement-free version available for $2.99.

Bottom Line
The iPharmacy app is a handy medication reference tool that doubles as an on-the-go medication management system. It's a useful and convenient app for healthcare professionals and consumers alike.

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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at marisamoore.com. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.