Since the iPhone anti-doping application was launched in May there have been over 1,200 downloads of the App and with users checking between 10 and 20 medications each time compared to between two and three when they check the Eirpharm website.
The App accesses information on the widely-used Drugs in Sport Database on www.Eirpharm.com, and allows the user to look up their medication by name or to search by ailment type.
Useful features include the ability to email a search result to any email address, to save the search in the app history, and to recheck medications in saved history against current database listings.
Ailish Keaveney, Head of Education and Research with the Irish Sports Council, said: "The launch of the Medication Checker App for iPhone proved very successful earlier in the year.
"Results saw a ten-fold increase in the number of medications that users check on the Eirpharm.com database through the App.
"The ability for users to quickly check over-the-counter medications using a smartphone helps reduce the risk of inadvertently doping through the use of day-to-day medications."
Making the App available for the Android market will allow even more athletes, coaches and doctors to access the database and help protect athletes from inadvertently using prohibited medications."
The Android app is available free of charge from the Android market by searching for the 'Irish Sports Council' or 'Medication Checker'.
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