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Mobile Resources for Clinical

Information on clinical reference apps to prepare for Clinical Bound

Lexicomp Basics

Watch the video below for an overview of the Lexicomp mobile app.

How to Find Drug Information

Lexicomp is best known as a drug reference. Watch the video below to see how to look up drug information in the Lexicomp mobile app.

Explore Lexicomp

The best way to learn about an app is to use it. Try the following in Lexicomp:

  1. Go to the Natural Products database and look for a natural supplement. Note how the monograph for a natural product is different from that of a drug.
  2. Go to the Household Products database and look for a cleaner that you use in your home. Does it contain carcinogens?
  3. Look up a term that you don't know how to pronounce in Stedman's Medical Dictionary.
  4. Look up "AMA" in Stedman's Medical Abbreviations. What common definition is missing? Add it to the entry using the User Note.
  5. Find the BMI Calculator and calculate the BMI for yourself, someone you know, or a hypothetical patient.

5-Minute Clinical Consult

A popular database in Lexicomp is 5-Minute Clinical Consult. This resource provides synopses of diseases and conditions, including diagnosis and treatment information. It also includes ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes and decision-making algorithms for some entries.

In the Main Index, you can search for a condition or disease. Each entry will have several fields, including Basics, Diagnosis, Treatment, References, Clinical Pearls, etc.

The Diagnosis section includes information on the differential diagnosis and tests.

The Clinical Pearls section gives bullet points with bottom-line information.

Some entries have algorithms for evaluation and treatment decisions. You can also search for algorithms through a separate index.

Using the ICD-9-CM/ICD-10 Index, you can search for codes by keyword or number. The codes are also shown as a field in each entry.

Lexicomp FAQs

Frequently asked questions about Lexicomp:

Q: Can I install the Lexicomp app on more than one device?
A: You can install the Lexicomp app on up to two devices.

Q: When will my Lexicomp subscription expire?
A: Your subscription is good for one year from the date that you activated it. You can check the expiration date by going to Application Info, then My Subscriptions within the app.
Note: If your subscription is set to expire in 30 days, you only have the trial version and have not installed your full subscription. Please review the installation instructions.

Q: How can I continue to use Lexicomp after I graduate?
A: We encourage students to purchase a personal subscription to Lexicomp using the student discount before they graduate. See Lexicomp Online for information on the Academic Discount Program.

Lexicomp Support


Phone: 1-866-397-3433

Support is available Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET.