Handbook on Injectable Drugs

Handbook on Injectable Drugs
20th Ed.
2018 © American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Gerald K. McEvoy, Pharm.D.
ISBN-10: 1-58528-615-X / ISBN-13: 978-1-58528-615-7
Drug Information, Nursing, Pharmacy/Pharmacology, Point of Care


ASHP’s Guide to IV Compatibility & Stability

Backed by quality, peer-reviewed published literature, the Handbook on Injectable Drugs® has been a go-to, trusted resource for more than four decades. Authored under the editorial authority of AHFS Drug Information® and 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 20th edition features 27 new monographs, 23,663 compatibility pairs, and 276 new references.

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.

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Score: 96/100
4/5 Stars
Specialty Score: 2.87 Health Sciences - Pharmacy
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"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

"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 This is a necessary update - indeed, the publisher states that all previous editions are considered to be out of date."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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