Australian Medicines Handbook


Purchase the AMH Book direct from the college

AMH is jointly owned by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) and the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT).

AMH is compiled and regularly updated by an Australian editorial team of medical practitioners, pharmacists and other experts. AMH does not contain any drug company advertising, nor does it accept commercial sponsorship or input of any kind.

RACGP members receive subsidised pricing on all Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH) products.

Support your decision-making process with an independent, evidence-based, national drug reference tool. The AMH is an important clinical resource for general practitioners concerned with quality patient outcomes. The comparative information makes it unique to other drug reference tools on the market, as it allows you to compare drug information and make informed prescribing choices at point-of-care. AMH content is subjected to an extensive rolling review and update process, so you can be assured that you have the latest quality information at your service.

RACGP members can purchase the following AMH products direct from the college.

AMH Book

An independent, evidence-based, national drug reference, the Australian Medicines Handbook is an important clinical resource for health practitioners concerned with the quality use of medicines. The comparative drug information makes it unique among drug reference tools on the market, as it allows users to compare drugs and make informed prescribing choices. 

Some recent changes included in the 2018 release that may interest you:

  • First drugs to slow progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; pirfenidone and nintedanib 
  • Numerous other new drugs, including suvorexant for insomnia 
  • New safety information, e.g. reports of vertebral fractures after stopping denosumab 
  • New evidence, e.g. pregabalin no more effective than placebo in sciatica
  • More advances in chronic hepatitis C, e.g. peginterferon alfa no longer used and new sofosbuvir combination tablets

AMH Children’s Dosing Companion

The AMH Children’s Dosing Companion is Australia's national independent dosing guide for prescribing and administering medicines to children from birth to 18 years.

The evidence-based and peer-reviewed content provides detailed dosing information to assist health care practitioners in hospital and community settings. Clearly written and concisely laid-out, it offers:

  • detailed dosing information for around 400 drugs
  • drug monographs for over 90% of PBS paediatric prescribing in Australia
  • detailed dosages by indications and by age groupings
  • off-label uses
  • practical tips and other hard-to-find data on paediatric prescribing

AMH Children’s Dosing Companion also offers inter-product linking to AMH Online. For this to occur, an AMH Online subscription is required.

AMH Children’s Dosing Companion is also available as a print edition.

AMH Aged Care Companion Book & Online

The AMH Aged Care Companion is a trusted, practical reference for doctors who work with older people. It is especially useful for those practitioners who service aged care facilities.

AMH Aged Care Companion contains information on the management of more than 70 conditions common in older people, including dementia and management of behavioural symptoms, delirium, cardiovascular diseases, fall prevention, osteoporosis, COPD, insomnia, depression and wound management. It also contains general principles on the use of medicines in older people. 

AMH Aged Care Companion book only is a bi-annual publication.

The April 2018 release of the AMH Aged Care Companion Book & Online contains:

  • New content on Age related macular degeneration
  • Updated information on allergic conjunctivitis, dry eyes, gout, heart failure, hypertension, insomnia, osteoporosis, major depressive disorder, pain management, restless legs syndrome, rhinitis, rhinosinusitis (formerly sinusitis), along with changes to several other topics
  • New drug names have been incorporated in accordance with the TGA’s adoption of changes to approved drug names in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG)

 

Products available direct from AMH is available in the following formats:

AMH Book – approximately 1100 pages; published every January

AMH Online – for desktops, laptops, tablets & smartphones with internet access; can be viewed as an electronic book or by using the advanced search function; annual 12 months subscription; content updated every January and July. Now includes Drug Interactions Search capability for interactions between drug/drug or drug/class pairs

AMH Online can be ordered direct from AMH on 08 7099 8800 or online.

AMH App (desktop or laptop only) – can be viewed as an electronic book or by using the advanced search function; annual 12 months subscription; content updated every January and July; price includes one half-yearly update.

AMH App (desktop or laptop only) can be ordered direct from AMH on 08 7099 8800.

AMH Aged Care Companion Online – for desktop, laptop computers, tablet PCs and smartphones with internet access; annual subscription; content updated annually; contains information on more than 70 specific common conditions in older people;

AMH Aged Care Companion Online is also available as print edition.

AMH Children’s Dosing Companion – for any standard device with internet access; provides information for prescribing and administering medicines for young people in Australia; annual subscription; content updated each January and July.

AMH Children’s Dosing Companion is also available as print edition.

AMH products - 2018

RACGP member price

Non member price

AMH Book

$190.00

$220.00

AMH Online

$210.00

$240.00

AMH App (desktop or laptop only)

$210.00

$240.00

AMH Package Book + Online

$330.00

$375.00

AMH Package Book + App (desktop or laptop only)

$330.00

$375.00

AMH Children's Dosing Companion - 2018 (print)

$110.00

$120.00

AMH Children's Dosing Companion (online)

$100.00

$110.00

AMH Aged Care Companion - 2018 (print)

$96.00

$105.00

AMH Aged Care Companion (online)

$86.00

$95.00

*All prices are inclusive of GST. Postage and handling charges are additional. Please check the order form for more details.

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To purchase AMH book direct from the RACGP, download a publications order form below or call the RACGP on 1800 472 247.

To purchase any of the electronic versions direct from AMH, visit the AMH online and follow the RACGP member links, or call AMH on 08 7099 8800.


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