Medication Notes

American Hospital Formulary Service (AHFS): a leading US textbook providing comprehensive evidence-based drug information including adverse effects, therapeutic guidelines and off-label uses. The text is completely updated annually.

Australian Immunisation Handbook: provides Australian clinical advice for health professionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice.

Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook: provides comprehensive information on Australian injectable medicines including dose, rate, dilution, preparation, administration, stability and compatibility information.

Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH): provides comparative information and practical advice on Australian medicines including drug monographs, class statements and therapeutic information.

Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH) Aged Care: provides Australian medicines information to assist clinicians to ensure that older people gain the optimum benefit from their medicines and avoid inappropriate use.

Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH) Children’s Dosing Companion: provides Australian medicines information for prescribing and administering medicines to children from birth to 18 years.

Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, Katzung: a foundation textbook providing comprehensive and authoritative pharmacology information.

British National Formulary (BNF) for Children: an authoritative UK reference for prescribing, dispensing and administering medicines to children from neonates to 18 years.

Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation (Briggs): a recommended textbook for information about drug affects in pregnancy and lactation and includes over 1,200 drug monographs.

eTG Complete (Therapeutic Guidelines): provides an Australian evidence and expert opinion-based guidelines and advice on drug use for specific indications.

eviQ (Cancer Treatments Online): developed by the Cancer Institute NSW to provide chemotherapy cancer protocols including evidence, cost and drug dose calculation.

Goodman and Gilman’s Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics: a major pharmacology textbook aimed at health science students.

Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine: a major medical text which contains information on drug treatments.

Hunter Drug Information Service: a service providing drug information for patient related enquiries within the Hunter New England Local Health District including advice regarding adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, drugs in pregnancy/lactation, formulation, availability, product information and herbal medicines.

Micromedex: an authoritative US database providing in-depth information on medicines. Includes Drug Interactions (drug-drug, drug-lab test, drug-food, drug-pregnancy, drug-lactation and drug-alcohol interactions), Trissel’s IV Compatibility (for single drugs or drug combinations), Drug Identification, Tox and Drug Product Lookup (drug, commercial products and other substances) and Drug Comparison (adverse effects, dose, comparative information and pharmacokinetics).

MIMs Online: provides Australian medicines information including Consumer Medicines Information (CMI), Product Information (PI), drug product images, drug interactions and SHPA’s Don’t Rush to Crush handbook.

Mothersafe: a free service for women in NSW provided by the Royal Hospital for Women.

National Prescribing Service (NPS): an Australian service providing independent, evidence-based information on prescribing, advice on drug use for specific indications and assessments of new drugs and indications.

Natural Medicines: provides high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies, diets, exercise and nutrition.

NSW Medicines Information Centre (NSW MIC): a free information service for NSW Health professionals providing advice on all aspects of medicines use. The MIC maintains a library of resources on pharmacology and clinical pharmacy references.

NSW Poisons Information: a free information service providing advice on the management of poisoning and drug overdose (pharmaceuticals, recreational drugs, chemicals, plants and animals).

NSW Therapeutic Advisory Group (NSW TAG): an independent NSW organisation providing peer-reviewed information, advice and support to clinicians in NSW Health.