Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook

The Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook (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 pumpsflushing of IV lines and devicesmanagement 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.

The 8th edition of AIDH is out of stock. The ninth edition will be published mid-2023.

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AIDH – 8th edition is available in print and online. 

Accessing AIDH online

For enquiries about online subscriptions contact

If your hospital or university has an online subscription to the AIDH  you can also access the content on your smartphone or tablet. Connect to your hospital or university wi-fi, then open your browser and go to


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

Volunteer to review for the next edition

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 difficult to obtain. The monographs have not been updated since the original publication date.


SHPA welcomes feedback from pharmacists and nurses who use the  AIDH. Send your feedback to