ASHP® Injectable Drug Information™

ASHP® Injectable Drug Information™
21st Ed.
2021 © American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
ISBN-10: 1-58528-658-3 / ISBN-13: 978-1-58528-658-4
eISBN-10: 1-58528-690-7 / eISBN-13: 978-1-58528-690-4
Drug Information, Nursing, Pharmacy/Pharmacology, Point of Care


ASHP® Injectable Drug Information™ 2021 includes 18 new monographs, bringing the total in this edition to 406 monographs on parenteral drugs available in the United States and in other countries. In addition, more than 500 revisions to existing monographs (affecting nearly 60% of the existing monographs) have been accomplished to update information on stability, compatibility, and safety (e.g., Food and Drug Administration [FDA] MedWatch alerts) and to provide more specific referencing of manufacturer information and other enhancements to the more than 24,100 compatibility pairs contained in ASHP® Injectable Drug Information™ 2021. The information cited throughout the text has been compiled from 3603 references, including 195 new to this edition. Because information from pharmaceutical manufacturers had not been uniquely cited until the 18th edition, the number of unique references supporting ASHP® Injectable Drug Information™ 2021 information actually greatly exceeds this number. While primary, peer-reviewed literature remains a major source of compatibility and stability information, ongoing efforts are underway to provide increased specificity of references to the pharmaceutics research of drug manufacturers. Other relevant information and pertinent study details supplied by corresponding authors of the published literature also have been incorporated when available.

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Specialty Score: 2.87 Health Sciences - Pharmacy
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book is a must-have for anyone involved in hospital pharmacy or compounding pharmacy. It has been the standard publication for many years, and it never fails to deliver."

-- Lawrence Carey, BS, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy) Doody's Review

"This book belongs in every pharmacy department. It also belongs in nontraditional areas of pharmacy practice such as home infusion companies and compounding facilities. This is considered the gold standard."

-- Lawrence Carey, BS, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy) Doody's Review - previous edition

"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


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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