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Pharmacy Resources: Drug Resources Chart

Drug Resources Chart

Use this chart to learn more about the features of drug resources. This chart was compiled by pharmacy students in the Patient Care Lab class.

★ Indicates a subscription resource, access provided by the MCW Libraries. 

Resource Name

Category

Type of Resource

Last Updated

Helpful Information

Briggs Drugs in Pregnancy
and Lactation

Pregnancy and Lactation

 

Tertiary

2019 (Monthly)

  • Provides latest recommendations on: Pregnancy, Fetal Risk, and Breast-Feeding summaries
  • Available LexiComp

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) Practice Bulletins

Pregnancy and Lactation

 

Secondary

2019 (Monthly)

  • Clinical guidelines for pregnancy and lactation
  • Also available – ACOG Committee Opinions
  • Available through the Green Journal – Obstetrics & Gynecology.

LactMed: Drugs and Lactation Database

 

Pregnancy and Lactation

 

Tertiary

2019 (Monthly)

  • Provides information on the effect of medications and chemicals that interact with pregnant/lactating mothers
  • Free resource, updated and maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Pediatric Injectable Drugs: The Teddy Bear Book

Pediatrics (Injectable Drugs)

Tertiary

2018

  • Provides monographs for injectable drugs that include, dosing, precautions, infusion types, etc.
  • Available through STAT!Ref

Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

Pediatrics

Tertiary

 

2020

 

  • Provides information regarding disease states, clinical manifestations, lab findings, diagnoses, and treatment regimens
  • Available through ClinicalKey

Pediatric and Neonatal Lexi-Drugs

Pediatrics

Tertiary

2019

  • Provides pediatric and neonatal pharmacotherapy recommendations
  • Available through LexiComp

Red Book

Pediatrics
(Infectious Disease)

Tertiary

2019

  • Provides recommendations for immunizations, infectious diseases, health conditions, pathogens, antimicrobial agents

American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults

Geriatrics

Tertiary

2019

  • Provides explicit list of Potentially Inappropriate Medication (PIM’s) to be avoided by older adults in most circumstances or under specific situations, such as in certain diseases or conditions
  • Also called Beers Criteria or Beers List or AGS Beers

Geriatric Lexi-Drugs

Geriatrics

Tertiary

2019

  • This specialized database contains geriatric-sensitive drug monographs, information on drug interactions, and drug dosing in the elderly and adult populations
  • Available through LexiComp

British Geriatrics Society STOP/STARTT Criteria

Geriatrics

Tertiary

2018

  • Screening tool that provides recommendations for older adults on initiating or discontinuing medications

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (DSM-5) by American Psychiatric Association ★

Mental Health

Tertiary

2015

  • Used to diagnose and classify mental health disorders
  • The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations
  • Available through PsychiatryOnline

Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology

Mental Health

Tertiary

2012

  • Provides information on optimal pharmacological interventions, pharmacotherapy regimens, and the management of treatment-refractory patients
  • Available through STAT!Ref

Johns Hopkins ABX Guide

Infectious Disease

Tertiary

Individualized per condition

  • Provides information on individual pathogens, medications, infections
  • Available through Unbound Medicine

Sanford Guide

Infectious Disease

Tertiary

Updated annually ()

  • Provides current guidelines for antimicrobial therapy
  • Available through print, pocket guide, or app ($29.99/year)
  • 2013 edition is available at the Todd Wehr Library

Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Guidelines

Infectious Disease

Secondary

Individualized per condition

  • Provides current guidelines for antimicrobial therapy
  • Able to filter by health status, organ system, organism

United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary (USP-NF)

Chapter 757: Non-Sterile

Chapter 797: Sterile

Chapter 800: Hazardous

Pharmaceutics

Primary

2019 (Updated Annually)

  • USP sets quality, purity and preparation standards (FDA enforces) in regard to pharmaceutical compounding

Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy ★

Pharmaceutics

Tertiary

2013

  • Provides medication descriptions in regard to pharmaceutics
  • Volume I: Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Agents
  • Volume II: Fundamentals of pharmacy practice
  • Print book available at the Todd Wehr Library

Merck Manual Professional Version

Pharmaceutics

Tertiary

2018

  • Provides information on chemicals, drugs and biologics
  • Useful for researching chemicals, molecular weights and formulas
  • Available through STAT!REf

Applied Therapeutics: the Clinical Use of Drugs

Pharmacology

Tertiary

2009

  • Useful for pharmacotherapy and pharmacology information
  • AKA Koda-Kimbles

Goodman and Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics

Pharmacology

Tertiary

2016

  • Provides in depth material that covers a wide array of disease state knowledge in regard to pharmacotherapy, and pharmacology, and pharmacokinetics
  • Provides pictures and graphs to help illustrate ideas and concepts
  • Available through AccessPharmacy

DiPiro: Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach

Pharmacology

Tertiary

2017

  • Organized based on disease state
  • Provides list of medical terminology and abbreviations for disease states
  • Available through AccessPharmacy

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

Dietary Supplements

Tertiary

2019

  • Provides over 1,400 natural medication monographs
  • Provides latest studies regarding efficacy, safety and interactions of natural medications

Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference

Dietary Supplements

Tertiary

2019

  • Provides recommendations and references for dietary supplements
  • Available through LexiComp

Lexi Drug ID

Drug Identification

Tertiary

2019

  • Allows for drug identification by name of ingredient, inactive ingredient, shape, size, color, imprint
  • Provides links to information for interactions, patient education, and Trissel’s IV compatibility resource
  • Available through LexiComp

Pillbox

Drug Identification

Tertiary

2018

  • Allows for drug identification by drug/product name, manufacturer, dosage form, shape, size, color, imprint
  • Free resource, updated and maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Trissel’s IV Compatibility

Intravenous Compatibility

Tertiary

2017

  • Provides information on dosing compatibility and stability pertaining to concentration, diluents, storage, temperature, etc.
  • Available through LexiComp

King Guide to Parenteral Admixtures

Intravenous Compatibility

Tertiary

2019

  • Provides up-to-date information on intravenous compatibility and stability on infusion fluids
  • Provides database that references pharmaceutical, medical, and nursing literature
  • Available for purchase

The Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs

Nonprescription Medications

Tertiary

2018

  • Provides information to assess a patient’s health status, drug therapy problems, and current practice of self-treatment (nonprescription, prescription medications, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, and other self-care measures
  • Available through APhA Pharmacy Library

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