Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 165 / JUNE 1994 / PAGE 110

PharmAssist. (home health software) (Software Review) (Evaluation)
by Scott A. May

Here's a health question to ponder: Your doctor prescribes the drug Tagament to treat your peptic ulcer. Are there any side effects or drug interactions? What happens if you miss a dose? Is there a less expensive generic brand available?

These are just a few of the myriad questions raised about thousands of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. You could pester your friendly neighborhood pharmacist--if you have one--or wade through the pages of a complex reference manual. Or you could load PharmAssist, a new Windows-based guide to health and medicine, and find the answers you need in a matter of seconds.

This outstanding interactive resource guide contains hundreds of full-color illustrations and expert information about medication and family health. Among the topics covered in depth are over-dose symptoms, drug interactions, medicine application, first aid, travel vaccines, drug abuse, and common ailments. In addition to its massive database of general drug information and classification, the program also features full-color graphics depicting actual capsules, tablets, and more.

The intuitive push-button Windows design makes program navigation a breeze. Full printing capability allows you to create hardcopies of frequently used information. Of course, the program is meant only as a reference supplement, not as a replacement for professional medical advice. But because the health and well-being of your family are fundamental concerns, Pharm-Assist could easily be the most important piece of software on your computer.