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45th Edition
ISBN: 978-1975217112
5”x8” ∙ Paperback ∙ 1680 Pages 
Published May 2024

Now in its 45th Edition, Nursing2025-2026 Drug Handbook delivers the most current nursing focused information on more than 3,600 generic, brand-name, and combination drugs in an easy-to-use A-Z format.

  • NEW! Includes 24 brand-new FDA-approved drugs—tabbed and conveniently grouped in a handy “NEW DRUGS” section for easy retrieval
  • NEW! Thousands of clinical updates—new dosages and indications, FDA boxed warnings, genetic-related information, adverse reactions, interactions, nursing considerations, clinical alerts, and patient teaching information
  • Special focus on U.S. and Canadian drug safety issues and concerns
  • Thoroughly updated appendices covering indications and dosages for numerous classes of drugs
  • Plus FREE access to these additional resources available on Lippincott NursingCenter®, including - Monthly FDA updates and news, medication safety information and real-life stories of medication errors


The Nursing Drug Handbook®️ is now also a brand-new app!  

The brand-new Nursing Drug Handbook App contains 100% of the content from the print version of the book – even the images! It’s continually updated, so you can be confident that you always have the most current medication information from the FDA right in your pocket.
And, for nursing students, we’ve included 300 Pharmacology NCLEX® questions!

Download a two-week free trial of the Nursing Drug Handbook App from the App Store or Google Play.

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Nursing Drug Handbook Quiz

Test your knowledge of drugs and drug administration with questions from the #1 drug guide for nurses.

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An older adult who takes amLODIpine for angina reports ankle swelling, dull headache, and getting winded climbing steps. Which factor should the nurse suspect?

New Drug Updates

Get the latest news on New FDA Drug Approvals, New Drug Indications, New Drug Warnings and Drug News Abstracts.

Medication Errors in Nursing

Medication errors can occur during any step in the medication administration process - from the ordering by a healthcare provider to preparation by a pharmacist to delivery to the patient by a nurse.