Monday, June 06, 2011

New Database: Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH)

The Australian Medicines Handbook is an up-to-date, comparative online resource providing information about most of the therapeutic drugs marketed in Australia. It is produced jointly by the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT), the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia – and is a required resource for practicing Australian pharmacists.

AMH includes information on indications, precautions, dosage, adverse effects, and drug interactions, and the content includes new drugs, blood products, immunoglobulins, and specialised drugs.

The Handbook includes a set of “Guides” which provide general guidance on prescribing, and specific advice about medication use in special populations such as pregnant women. General issues such as drug availability in Australia, use of drugs in sport, and the reporting of adverse effects are described.

The online Handbook is updated twice yearly (in January and July).

Please note that CSU has only 2 concurrent user licences for this resource.

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