Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook

Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook – 8th Edition released February 2020! 

AIDH provides up-to-date and vital information on more than 500 injectable medicines and is an essential frontline resource ensuring patient safety and quality care:

  • The new 8th edition (AIDH8) has been comprehensively updated and includes information on more than 50 new medicines and more than 150 monographs now include paediatric information.
  • Every monograph has been reviewed by pharmacists and nurses to ensure information is correct, current and relevant to Australian practice
  • AIDH8 features new sections on smart pumps, flushing of IV lines and devices, management of extravasation and community-based parenteral antimicrobial therapy (CoPAT).
  • AIDH8 also provides stability data for 21 antimicrobials most frequently used in Hospital in the Home (HITH) services or OPAT programs, crucial for ensuring the standard of care is no less than that provided in hospital.

View the AIDH8 Fact sheet →

View the 'how to use' video guide for nurses and other healthcare professionals →

Order AIDH8 here →

Accessing AIDH online

Did you know that if your hospital or university has an HCN (Health Communications Network) subscription and you can use the hospital or university’s wi-fi on your device, you can access the Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook? You can access information on more than 500 injectable drugs in the palm of your hand—on the ward, at the patient’s bedside, out visiting a patient, or anywhere! Open your browser and go to
For further enquiries about online subscriptions should be directed to


The AIDH online is updated quarterly.  View and print updated and new medicine monographs here.

SHPA welcomes feedback from users of the  AIDH - nurses, pharmacists and others. Send your feedback to

Volunteer to review for the next edition of the AIDH
Every monograph in the  AIDH is reviewed by pharmacists and nurses from a variety of practice settings to ensure that information is accurate, current and relevant to Australian practice. The contribution of reviewers is acknowledged in the introductory pages of the AIDH and an honorarium is paid. Review of the AIDH may contribute to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. Expressions of interest should include your areas of interest and level of experience and can be emailed to

Archived monographs
Find monographs for medicines that are no longer included in the current edition here. These medicines may be rarely used or difficut to obtain. The monographs have not been updated since the original publication date.