Whenever I have a question about what medications can be taken together, or what medicines I can take for certain symptoms, I have a friend that I always call. She is a pharmacist, and she has a great little PDA that uses medical reference software designed to tell her whenever medications might cause problems when mixed together. It also tells her proper doses, what the medications can be used for, and tons of other great and useful information.
Pharmacists aren't the only ones with great PDAs like hers. In fact, many doctors are now using these little pieces of technology to make diagnosing and treating their patients a little easier. It not only helps them find the appropriate information faster, but it also helps make sure they aren't missing other possible diagnosis for the symptoms their patients are experiencing.
Many companies, such as Epocrates.com, are offering these valuable medical resources. It will be interesting to see how many more doctors start relying on them.
This announcement was paid for by Epocrates.