Handbook on Injectable Drugs

Handbook on Injectable Drugs
  • 19th Ed.
  • 2017
  • © American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Gerald K. McEvoy, Pharm.D.
  • ISBN-10: 1-58528-559-5 / ISBN-13: 978-158528-559-4
  • Drug Information, Nursing, Pharmacy/Pharmacology, Point of Care


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Backed by quality, peer-reviewed published literature, the Handbook on Injectable Drugs™ has been a go-to, trusted resource for nearly four decades. Published by ASHP, it’s the global gold standard for IV compatibility and stability information.

ASHP’s Handbook on Injectable Drugs™ is now newly updated with the latest information. The 19th edition features 27 new monographs—more than twice the last edition— and more than 235 new references.

The new edition features more than 360 monographs including:

  • • Brivaracetam
  • • Ceftolozane sulfate–tazobactam sodium
  • • Ceftazidime–avibactam sodium
  • • Oritavancin diphosphate
  • • Sugammadex sodium
  • • Isavuconazonium sulfate
  • • Cangrelor tetrasodium
  • • Idarucizumab
  • • And many more!

With its 40-year track record of precise, accurate detail, nothing else comes close for compatibility, stability, storage, and preparation of parenteral drugs. ASHP’s Handbook on Injectable Drugs™ is available in print and interactive formats.

ASHP’s Interactive Handbook on Injectable Drugs™ includes more than 300 new compatibility pairs, with custom views for wall charts and other bedside technologies. Since the 18th edition was published, the Interactive Handbook has addressed more than 50 MedWatch Alerts. With its integration of ASHP’s Extended Stability for Parenteral Drugs and quarterly updates, the interactive version provides solid evidence with up-to-date content.


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Specialty Score: 2.93 Health Sciences - Pharmacy

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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This edition updates the 2015 edition...
I include this in my annual picks of core titles in pharmacy for Doody's Core Titles, and the current edition still meets the criteria for my recommendation.

-- Patrick McDonnell, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy) Doody's Review

"I have been using this book for nearly 20 years, and as a hospital pharmacist I really can't imagine a department of pharmacy being without it. As the Editorial Review Group Chair in Pharmacy for Doody's, I have selected this as a Doody's Core Title. This is a necessary update - indeed, the publisher states that all previous editions are considered to be out of date."

-- Patrick McDonnell, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy) Doody's Review - previous edition

"Any practicing pharmacists who frequently deal with injectable drugs would be hard pressed to find this amount of information on drug stability/compatibility in one easily retrievable resource without this book. It is the gold standard for this type of information."

-- Christopher Widdick, PharmD Student (Temple University School of Pharmacy) - Doody's Review - previous edition

"ASHP's Handbook on Injectable Drugs is the gold standard reference for compatibility and stability of injectable drugs. It's a 'must have' for academia, drug information centers, hospitals, and long-term care facilities."

-- Katie J. Suda, PharmD



Written for any healthcare provider directly dealing with parenteral medications. Obviously, pharmacists will find it of most value for the preparation of drugs and for providing information to nursing staff about compatibility of parenterals. First developed in 1977 by Lawrence A. Trissel, to this day the book is referred to as Trissel's. This edition, with over 2,900 references, is the gold standard reference on this topic.


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