Extended Stability for Parenteral Drugs

Extended Stability for Parenteral Drugs
7th Ed.
2023 © American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc.
Caryn Dellamorte Bing, RPh, MS, FASHP; Michelle C. Simpson; Eric G. Schaefer
ISBN-13: 978-1-58528-671-3
eISBN-13: 978-1-58528-672-0


Get the support you need to safely extend dating of parenteral drugs beyond the usual 24-hour limit—minimizing waste, lowering medication costs, and enabling optimal patient administration schedules at alternate infusion sites. The new seventh edition features the inclusion of monographs expanded beyond home infusion to be inclusive of all clinical settings where parenteral drugs are stored or compounded.

ASHP’s seventh edition of Extended Stability for Parenteral Drugs, by Michelle C. Simpson, PharmD, BCSCP, and Eric G. Schaefer, PharmD, MHSA, covers all aspects of determining stability, including the changing elastomeric landscape and the ongoing variability in stability data.

New in This Edition

  • • All 196 stability monographs completely updated
  • • Including 37 new monographs
  • • Newly published stability information for parenteral nutrition, oncology, specialty, and COVID medications
  • • An extensive list of medications with temperature excursion data for intact vials
  • • Each monograph contains updated extended drug stability data specific to container, drug manufacturer, concentration, and diluent
  • • Stability timeframes include standardized temperatures for room, refrigerated, frozen, post-thaw, and body temperatures
  • • Inclusion of monographs expanded beyond home infusion to be inclusive of all clinical settings where parenteral drugs are stored or compounded

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book provides useful data for pharmacists involved in compounding sterile preparations. There are not many comparable texts available on the market."

-- Rahmat Talukder, PhD, RPh (The University of Texas at Tyler) Doody's Review

"This book is very useful for those who work in home infusion practices or any pharmacy venue where stability data needs to be extended. This is considered to be the foundation book for extended stability. Handbook on Injectable Drugs is much more targeted for hospital practice. This book serves as a nice supplement and addition to other books in any sterile products pharmacy's library. This book needs to be updated periodically, so this sixth edition is welcomed."

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


The book will be helpful to pharmacists working in any facility where parenteral drugs are stored and compounded. It is primarily intended as a reference guide for pharmacists involved in storing and compounding sterile preparations. Similar to the previous editions, this seventh edition will be well utilized by pharmacists involved in sterile compounding.

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