Handbook on Injectable Drugs

Handbook on Injectable Drugs : American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

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The 18th Edition provides new monographs, new references (including peer-reviewed literature), additional information, and extensive revisions throughout - empowering you with professional confidence.

Constantly expanding, ASHP's Handbook on Injectable Drugs, 18th Edition, is newly updated with the latest information. With its 37-year track record for covering vast amounts of data with precise, accurate detail, nothing else comes close for compatibility, stability, storage, and preparation of parenteral drugs.
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  • Hardback | 1280 pages
  • 222 x 285 x 54mm | 2,485g
  • English
  • 18th ed.
  • 9783769263954

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Essential reference for those involved in the preparation or clinical use of injectable drugs
Since the publication of the first edition of this book over 110,000 copies in print and CD-ROM forms have been sold. It is the most popular reference of its kind, trusted by pharmacists and other healthcare professionals across the world. The Handbook on injectable drugs has been widely recognised as the authority on injectable drug information. No other drug reference examines parenteral drug stability and compatibility in such detail.
The 15th edition continues the tradition of offering health care professionals the most comprehensive source of information. This edition has been completely updated. It contains 339 monographs, including 13 new monographs, on drugs commercially available in the US and in other countries. The new monographs are anidulafungin, aripiprazole, atosiban acetate, bortezimib, caspofimgin acetate, levothyronine sodium, micafimgin sodium, nesiritide, pralidoxime chloride, tetracaine hydrochloride, tigecycline, voriconazole and ziconatide acetate.
The book is designed for ease of use in clinical situations. Monographs are listed alphabetically by non-proprietary name. The names of the drugs follow the style of the 'USP Dictionary of Drug Names'. American Hospital Formulary Service (AHFS) Drug Information reference codes are conveniently located at the top of each monograph to refer the reader to more detailed information. The sources of information are accumulated from 2,723 references, including 100 new to this edition. The references are based principally on laboratory research but also include observations from practice when the observations can be verified.
The presentation style and format of the text portions were revised and standardised in the 12th edition and this style has continued through to the 15th edition. Compatibility information is organised in easy-to-follow sections.The tables of compatibility for the subject drug in infusion solutions and with other drugs in admixtures, syringes and during simultaneous administration through manifolds and Y-sites are arranged by category. The section on products lists the sizes, strengths, volumes and pharmaceutical forms along with the other components of the formulation and instructions for reconstitution. The pH and the osmotic value of the resultant solutions are also presented along with miscellaneous information, such as sodium content.
This edition is also available as an interactive CD-ROM [...]. It can also be purchased as single user CD-ROM version along with the book [...], or as a five user network along with the book [...]. Using generic or brand names, up to five drugs and infusion solutions can be screened simultaneously to search for compatibilities. The book can also be downloaded on to a PDA and information can be retrieved at the bedside.
The aim of this book has remained unchanged over the years: to organise and summarise, in a concise and standardised format, the results of the primary research into drug stability and compatibility and to facilitate the use of parenteral drugs in clinical practice for the benefit of patients. This edition, like the previous 14,achieves this aim. It is an essential reference source for those professionals involved in the preparation or clinical use of injectable drugs. Tens of thousands of copies of the 'Handbook on injectable drugs' have been sold in its 30-year history. It has stood the test of time. Long may it continue. Laurence A. Goldberg The Pharmaceutical Journal (Vol 282), 262 20090307
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