Teddy Bear Book: Pediatric Injectable Drugs

Teddy Bear Book: Pediatric Injectable Drugs
11th Ed.
2018 © American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Stephanie J. Phelps, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA, FCCP, FPPAG; Tracy M. Hagemann, PharmD, FCCP, FPPAG; Kelley R. Lee, PharmD, BCPS; A. Jill Thompson, PharmD, BCPPS
ISBN-13: 978-1-58528-539-6
Nursing, Drug Information, Pediatrics, Pharmacy/Pharmacology, Point of Care


If you work with children, you must have this book. For more than two decades, Pediatric Injectable Drugs (The Teddy Bear Book) has served an important and continuing need for reliable evidence-based information specific to pediatric injectable drugs, including all drugs commonly used in the treatment of infants and children from neonates to adolescents, with age-specific dosing and administration guidelines throughout. ASHP's classic reference on pediatric drugs is now fully revised with the eleventh edition of Pediatric Injectable Drugs. Included in this edition are 18 new monographs, with 241 monographs in total. Each monograph now includes a new category on obesity dosing. All information is compiled in an evidence-based manner from the primary literature, including case reports, observational reports, and comparative trials. When it comes to pediatric injectable drugs, valid safety and efficacy research can be hard to locate: this indispensable reference changes all that.

As with previous editions, the structure of each of the drug monographs covers the following areas:

  • • Brand names
  • • Medication error potential
  • • Contraindications and warnings
  • • Infusion-related cautions
  • • Age-specific dosage
  • • Dosage adjustment in organ dysfunction
  • • Maximum dosage
  • • Additives
  • • Suitable diluents
  • • Maximum concentrations
  • • Preparation and delivery
  • • IV push
  • • Intermittent infusion
  • • Continuous infusion
  • • Other routes of administration

Doody's Reviews

Score: 98/100
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"This edition contains 15 new monographs and updates to the information on medications previously reviewed with evidence-based recommendations from the primary literature. It also has improved formatting, making it even easier to locate information. The authors maintain a focus on the safe and effective use of medications. This is the gold standard for information on all aspects of intravenous medication administration in neonates, infants, children and adolescents."

-- Ina Calligaro, Pharm.D. (Temple University School of Pharmacy) Doody's Review

"I have purchased every edition of this indispensable reference. It provides answers to questions that arise on a daily basis regarding the safe dosing and administration of parenteral medications to this vulnerable population. It should be on every pediatric patient care unit."

-- Ina Calligaro, Pharm.D. (Temple University School of Pharmacy) Doody's Review - previous edition

"This book is specific to concerns clinicians have when dealing with pediatric patients and it is alone in its class. This text is the only one that deals with the limited fluid amounts, maximum doses, and limited intravenous sites pediatric practitioners often face in their patients. This ninth edition is essential with the advent of frequent new research."

-- Kim Benner, BS, PharmD (Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy) Doody's Review previous edition


This is an invaluable resource for pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and other health professionals who are responsible for recommending, prescribing, and/or administering injectable medications to children. A copy of this book should be available in every pediatric patient care unit. The authors are recognized experts in pediatric pharmacy who provide a book with the information necessary to administer parenteral medications to this fragile patient population.

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