Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia

Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia
21st Ed.
2020 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Richard J. Hamilton, MD, FAAEM, FACMT, FACEP
ISBN-13: 978-1-284-19616-0
Pharmacy/Pharmacology, Primary Care


The most popular and trusted source of portable drug information since 1987

Used by prescribers around the world, the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia® 2020 Deluxe Lab-Coat Edition continues its tradition as the leading portable drug reference packed with vital drug information to help clinicians make better decisions at the point of care.

The Tarascon Pharmacopoeia® 2020 Deluxe Lab-Coat Edition is an expanded version of the Classic Shirt-Pocket Edition, containing more drugs, black box warnings, evidence-based off-label indications for adults and pediatric patients, and additional tables. This reference also includes typical drug dosing (all FDA approved), available trade and generic formulations, metabolism, safety in pregnancy and lactation, relative drug pricing information, Canadian trade names, and an herbal & alternative therapies section. Multiple tables supplement the drug content, including opioid equivalency, emergency drug infusions, pediatric drug dosing, and much more.

New to the 2020 Edition:

  • • Updated with new drug information
  • • New drugs reflect Innovative trimester scheme for describing pregnancy and reproductive risk based on FDA’s updated Pregnancy and Lactation Rule
  • • Outpatient Pediatric Drugs table revised to extend age ranges and reflect new recommendation that volume of liquid doses be measured only in mLs
  • • Renal dose adjustment symbol to indicate when a drug needs a dose adjustment or is contraindicated in renal insufficiency
  • • FDA guideline updates
  • • Removal of discontinued drugs and outdated dosing information

The Tarascon Pharmacopoeia® 2020 Deluxe Lab-Coat Edition is an essential resource for all physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, dentists, medical transcriptionists, and other point of care providers. Each edition is meticulously peer-reviewed by experts.

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book contains very useful information and, in fact, I use a larger version of it in clinical practice that is easier to read. The best aspect of the book, and what I use it for most, is the information on drug dosages for specific illnesses. It is hard to remember all the doses and this book is a helpful reference. The contraindications are also very useful."

-- Carol Agana, MNSc, RNP, APRN (University of Arkansas)Doody's Review - previous edition

"This is a necessary reference for any healthcare provider who prescribes medications. It is not intended to replace other references, but the black box warnings and the safety profiles are valuable. In addition to being of use to the intended audience, this book also could be helpful at the nursing station of each hospital floor as a reference for RNs for medication reconciliation and monitoring patients for adverse drug reactions, contraindications, and interactions. It is the best reference of its type on the market today."

-- Carol Agana, MNSc, RNP, APRN (University of Arkansas)Doody's Review - previous edition


The intended audience is clinicians: physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. However, students can also benefit from using it as a guide during practicum or residencies.

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