Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook (AIDH) - 7th Edition

The AIDH 7th Edition is now available. See below for the Publications order form.
The most comprehensive handbook of its kind, the AIDH provides up-to-date information on injectable medicines that will be useful in your daily practice.

  • The 7th edition contains information on over 450 injectable medicines, including 65 antineoplastic medicines. It includes the addition of 23 new medicines, 5 antivenoms and information about the composition and uses of the different intravenous fluids. All monographs from the sixth edition have been reviewed and updated.
  • The introduction has been expanded to include information about extravasation, intravenous fluids and sample infusion-rate calculations.
  • In response to feedback from nurses and pharmacists the layout of the monographs has been changed in order to make the AIDH a more practical resource. There is an increased focus on warnings and patient monitoring. Antineoplastic monographs are no longer in a separate section and are now listed along with all the other monographs in alphabetical order. They are still distinguished by the antineoplastic banner on the side of the page.  

Accessing the Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook on your smart phone or tablet
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 400 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

SHPA welcomes feedback from those who use the AIDH - nurses, pharmacists and others, about improvements in content and/or readability. Send your feedback to

Volunteer to review for the next edition of the AIDH
An essential part of the AIDH is that each monograph is read by nurses and pharmacists from different practice settings to ensure that information is conveyed clearly to avoid confusion. Reviewers are acknowledged with thanks in the introductory pages of the AIDH. Participating in a review of the AIDH may contribute to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. If you are willing to be involved in future monograph reviews, please email your contact details, level of experience and areas of interest to

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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.

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