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Handbook on Injectable Drugs, Sixteenth Edition
Editor: Lawrence A. Trissel
ISBN 13:
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
List Price: $320.00   Hard Cover  1661 Pages
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 Medical Book Review:

  Handbook of Injectable Drugs by Lawrence A. Trissel is renowned as the most comprehensive reference on the pharmaceutics of parenteral drugs for use mainly by hospital-based pharmacists.  Now in its 16th edition, it is set to continue the success of the preceding editions, "standing at the ready" on the pharmacy bookshelf.  The progress of drug development and dynamic research on interaction and dosing schedules make this book an indispensable source of information which would normally require the consultation of a variety of sources.   

     Due to the highly detailed information on the preparation and storage of parenteral drugs in their various formulations, this book is written for an audience that is involved with advanced pharmaceutical practice rather than as a typical student guidebook.  A span of 349 drugs indicated for a wide range of conditions and diseases is included in the text.  Organized into a series of tables based on additive and Y-site injection compatabilities in addition to basic chemical properties, crucial information is easily accessible.  Impressively, the information is derived from 2788 individual references, which are all listed so that those who wish to study the original sources can find them.  Thus, Handbook of Injectable Drugs also serves as an essential guide to the chemical literature on parenteral drugs.

     Professionals involved in the technical aspects of parenteral drug preparation will benefit most from this book as well as those physicians working as intensivists that may be interested in some of the chemical properties of drugs they administer on a daily basis.  Novices should consult this text as a supplement to their more general studies on parenteral drugs and become familiar with its organization since they will likely use this text upon entering advanced practice.

     It is highly recommended that the reader take advantage of the digital formats available for this title for increased ease of use. 

Ratings (1-4 , 4 being the highest):

Organization of information:    4

Usefulness of book:     4

Suitable for intended audience:    4

Author’s objectives met:      4

Significant number of illustrations:     not illustrated

Quality of illustrations:    



The Handbook on Injectable Drugs is Available in six formats:

Since the publication of its first edition, the Handbook on Injectable Drugs, edited by Lawrence A. Trissel, has sold well over 10,000 copies in print and CD-ROM format for single users and networks. It is the most popular reference of its kind, trusted by pharmacists and other health care professionals througout the world.

Pharmacists everywhere agree this is the this is the "gold standard".

In a recent survey of pharmacists who use the Handbook on Injectable Drugs, the large majority of respondents declared that they would recommend it to colleagues and friends. Katie J. Suda, PharmD declared, "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."


You'll use the print edition to:

  • Quickly find data on 349 drugs
  • Cross-reference monographs with AHFS Drug Information
  • Check how to prepare, store and administer drugs
  • Search information accumulated from 2,788 references, 65 new to this edition
  • Buy HID as a Book

Interactive CDROM

You'll appreciate the convenience of the new interactive CD-ROM edition as you:

  • Access the complete Handbook on Injectable Drugs, 16th Edition
  • Screen up to five drugs/solutions for compatibility simultaneously
  • Search concise table summaries of compatibility results
  • Access original research through PubMed
  • Special pricing available for Book+CDROM
  • Buy HID on CDROM


MedicinesComplete is a comprehensive online resource allowing access to respected publications including:  AHFS Drug Information, Martindale: The complete drug reference, the British National Formulary, BNF for Children, Stockley’s Drug Interactions, Herbal Medicines, the Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients, Dietary Supplements and Clarke’s Analysis of Drugs and Poisons.


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How to use the Handbook

Commercial Drug Monographs

Appendix I: Parenteral Nutrition Formulas




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