AHFS DI® Essentials™

AHFS DI® Essentials™
2024 © American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Gerald K. McEvoy, Pharm.D.
Drug Information


With AHFS DI® Essentials™, ASHP builds on the foundation of AHFS Drug Information by providing a resource that focuses on the essential evidence-based information that will allow pharmacists, nurses, physicians, and other health-care providers quickly access the specific guidance needed to safely and effectively monitor and prescribe drug therapy. Because it is derived from the authoritative AHFS DI, the well-respected information development process, evidence analysis, and expert advice of authoritative reviewers are encapsulated and summarized in the format of Essentials.

AHFS DI Essentials is designed to offer health professionals easy access to knowledge that is critical at the point of care. Essentials monographs draw on the meticulously evidence-based guidelines in the full AHFS DI database, distilling for the health professional the essential information on prescription and key over-the-counter (OTC) drugs in an easy-to-use, highly structured outline format. Essentials are designed to be the first resource practitioners consult for fast answers at the point of care. AHFS DI remains the compendium that offers insight into the evidence behind the answers.

In addition to expertly summarizing information from AHFS DI, Essentials provides components like compatibility tables, drug interactions tables, dosing tables, and advice to patients not found in AHFS DI.

Monographs include:

  • • drug interactions
  • • adverse reactions
  • • cautions and toxicity
  • • therapeutic perspective
  • • specific dosage and administration information
  • • preparations, chemistry, and stability
  • • pharmacology and pharmacokinetics
  • • contraindications
  • • and more.

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