Paediatric Pharmacopoeia

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    Important information regarding the discontinuation of the RCH Paediatric Pharmacopoeia

    The Pharmacy Department at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne (RCH) has proudly published the Paediatric Pharmacopoeia since 1917. The shift towards electronic media and the increasing demand for regular updates has meant that the RCH Pharmacy Department can no longer support the demands of such a publication. The RCH Pharmacy Department will cease distribution of all formats of this publication on 30th June 2017. The current edition, published in 2002, is the final edition of the Paediatric Pharmacopoeia.

    Printing of both the full Paediatric Pharmacopoeia 13th edition and the Pocket Prescriber has already ceased. The remaining copies will be available for purchase until stock runs out or until 30th June 2017, whichever comes first. Electronic access to the Paediatric Pharmacopoeia will cease on 30th June 2017. 

    The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne now uses the Australian Medicines Handbook Children’s Dosing Companion (AMH-CDC) as its primary dosing reference, in accordance with the Pharmacy Board of Australia’s guidelines. The AMH-CDC is the most recently published Australian paediatric dosing reference and doses of medications for children should be prescribed and checked using this reference wherever possible. For more information on the AMH-CDC, please contact Australian Medicines Handbook on 08 8313 6977 or email  

    Books available by the RCH

    Paediatric Pharmacopoeia 13th Edition (full Version)  - $39.60 (save 20% on the RRP of $49.50, bulk order of 6 or more save 30%)

    **The Paediatric Pharmacopoeia Pocket Prescriber 1st Edition is no longer available**

    All prices are in Australian Dollars, inclusive of GST. Postage will be an additional charge, please see order form for more details.

    • Other rates apply for bookshops.  Please contact us prior to ordering.
    • For countries outside Australia and New Zealand, please contact us prior to ordering for postage charges.

    Order forms

    • We suggest that you consider the AMH CDC before purchasing the RCH Paediatric Pharmacopoeia.  If you still wish to purchase our publication, please download the following form:
      Paediatric Pharmacopoeia 13th ed 

     Please visit the website for  Child Health and Safety Resources for other RCH publications, including the Frank Shan Drug Dose book


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