New Version of Micromedex
Thomson Reuters recently launched “Micromedex 2.0” – a new, redesigned interface for the popular drug database. The design features an uncluttered interface, faster response times, a new color scheme, and new navigation tabs for quick access to the most often used features of Micromedex. The navigation tabs include Trissel’s 2.0 IV Compatibility, Drug Identification, CareNotes(R) and Calculators.
The 2.0 redesign features a prominent search box that now appears at the top of every page. The new search makes it easy to “type a search and go” no matter where you are. New relevance ranking for Micromedex search results does a better job of finding what you need. And last but not least – the search box now offers dynamic search suggestions as you type. Search suggestions include synonyms and alternate spellings. This is great for drug names which may be difficult to spell and type.
After you search for a topic, Micromedex 2.0 offers a new “Dashboard” display, offering relevant links for all aspects of the topic at the top of the page. After searching a drug name, photos appear of the pill form name at the right side of the page. Also at the right are links to “Drug Consults”, information relevant to particular conditions, or “Comparative Efficacy” of selected drugs vs. related or alternative medications.
A new mobile version of Micromedex is now available with version 2.0. Rather than an application that you download and install, mobileMicromedex 2.0 is enabled for the small screen browsers of the iPhone or Blackberry. View the instructions and retrieve the username and password for the current quarter. At the end of the quarter the login information will expire and you will have to return to the site to retrieve the new information. Once you have the login information, go to and start your search. The webpage will fit your device’s screen width without side-to-side scrolling.
On May 24, the Health Sciences Library changed its link from Micromedex 1.0 to Micromedex 2.0 . If you need access to the older version of Micromedex for any reason, contact firstname.lastname@example.org – the link is currently still available for AMC users, although we have stopped linking to it from the library’s web site.