Paediatric Pharmacopoeia

  • Paediatric Pharmacopoeia

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    First produced in 1917 and now in its 13th edition, the Paediatric Pharmacopoeia advises prescribers, pharmacists, nurses and other health care professionals on doses for paediatric patients. The book also contains information on drug administration, compatability and availability, with additional notes to guide the carer to optimal paediatric drug administration.

    The Paediatric Pharmacopoeia is compiled and edited by pharmacists from the Pharmacy Department, following extensive literature consultation and paediatric specialist review. The Pharmacy Board of Victoria lists the reference as a mandatory text that all registered pharmacies within Victoria must hold. In most other states in Australia, it is listed as a recommended text.

    The 13th edition of The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Pharmacopoeia, a publication of The RCH Melbourne, has been in circulation for a number of years. After careful consideration, at this stage, The RCH have decided against writing an updated edition of the paediatric pharmacopoeia.

    The Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH) Pty Ltd have recently release a Children's Dosing Companion.  This reference is NOT an RCH product, so any questions regarding the AMH children's dosing companion will need to be directed to the AMH directly.

    The AMH project involved the development of a paediatric dosing resource containing the most commonly used medicines in Australia for children up to 18 years of age. The resource will be for use by all Australian health practitioners prescribing, dispensing and administering medicines to children, and is now available.

    We presume that the resource will eventually replace the RCH Pharmacopoeia as the official mandatory text/resource, as required by various state Pharmacy Authorities.

    The RCH will continue to provide the 13th edition of the RCH Paediatric Pharmacopoiea, and 1st Edition Pocket Prescriber until further notice.

    Books available:


    Paediatric Pharmacopoeia 13th Edition (full Version) - $49.50

    on sale now for $39.60 - save 20%, OR save 30% on bulk orders!

    Paediatric Pharmacopoeia Pocket Prescriber 1st Edition (abridged version) - $9.90*


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