Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference
Edited by Sean C Sweetman
Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference provides reliable, unbiased and evaluated information on drugs and medicines used throughout the world - no other source has the breadth and depth of coverage.
- Drug encyclopaedia - contains encyclopaedic facts about drugs and medicines
- Nearly 6,000 drug monographs
- Over 160,000 drug preparations
- Over 54,000 reference citations
- Over 15,000 drug manufacturers
- Proprietary drug preparations from 41 countries and regions
- Synopses of disease treatments
- Enables identification of foreign medicines, the local equivalent and the manufacturer
- Includes herbals, diagnostic agents, radiopharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical excipients, toxins, and poisons as well as drugs and medicines
Based on published information and extensively referenced, Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference is the must-have pharmaceutical reference book.
Further detailed information see Martindale structure.
To see what make Martindale so complete and to read in more detail about the philosophy and methodology behind its preparation see Martindale Preface.
Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference is arranged in three main sections plus a set of comprehensive indexes:
- Chapters containing monographs on drugs and ancillary substances and disease treatment reviews
- Proprietary and non-proprietary preparations
- Manufacturers' names and contact details
For more detailed chapter contents see Martindale contents.
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For an example of a Martindale monograph see Antigout Drugs
2012, PSNZ/NZCPPSNZ e-newsletter
"...a key reference to turn to for reputable, referenced information in order to identify products and check precautions, contraindications or interactions. However, apart from the extensive international coverage, the therapeutic, phamacokinetic and pharmaceutical information itself is extensive, reliable and yet concise enough to make it readable - you can find the information you want simply. In this electronic age, is the hard-copy book still useful? Absolutely. The 37th edition includes a new multilingual dictionary of many pharmaceutical terms, invaluable for those foreign visitors..."
Bob Buckham, Manager, Clinical Pharmacy and Continuing Education Programmes, PSNZ/NZCP, PSNZ/NZCPPSNZ e-newsletter
Dec-2011, Australian Prescriber
"This edition...continues the tradition of previous Martindales in providing health professionals with unbiased, evaluated information on drugs used worldwide...Martindale provides information and monographs on herbal medicines, diagnostic agents, radiopharmaceuticals, toxins and poisons, which is unlikely to be included in other pharmaceutical references making it a unique resource...It remains a valuable resource of current, unbiased information on pharmaceuticals for pharmacists and other health professionals."
Helen Trenerry, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Australian Prescriber 34(6) Dec 2011
"the clear advantage of Martindale is the synopsis of encyclopedic facts on drugs in a concise form that would otherwise require a long literature and/or data base search. Furthermore, the work contains dosing schemes and other information that cannot be found easily elsewhere...the 37th edition of Martindale is THE standard desk reference providing comprehensive, encyclopedic facts on drugs including global coverage of proprietary products"
Gerhard K.E. Scriba, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Jena, July 2011
7-Jun-2011, Doody's Reviews
Five star rating.
'Prospective data collection and references to guidelines and standards make the information in this 37th edition evidence-based and current...This remains the standard reference for international drug product information and is reliable, accurate, and complete.'
Melissa Ranieri, BS, PharmD, Doody Enterprises Ltd, 7 June 2011
Reviews from previous editions:
'Pharmacopoeias are pregnant with power, and each edition of Martindale swells a little further with germinating thoughtfulness.'
The Times Online
'This text is a valuable resource for pharmacists, physicians, students, and other healthcare professionals seeking information on the presented pharmaceutical preparations.'
Annals of Pharmacotherapy
'The new edition maintains the exceptional standard we have come to associate with Martindale.'
Irish Pharmacy Journal
New for the thirty-seventh edition
- All entries revised and revalidated
- Over 200 new monographs
- Herbal ATC codes added
- UNII codes added (FDA's Unique Ingredient Identifiers)
- New chapter on pharmaceutical excipients (including 40 new monographs) created from Colouring Agents; Nonionic Surfactants; Organic Solvents; Paraffins and Similar Bases; Soaps and Other Anionic Surfactants; Stabilising and Suspending Agents.
- A new multilingual lexicon of pharmaceutical terms
For more detail, see product brochure.
Martindale is continually undergoing re-validation and revision. Each quarter, new and revised sections are published on MedicinesComplete and other online versions. Details of the changes made since the last quarter can be found in the Martindale news on MedicinesComplete.
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ISBN 978 0 85369 933 0
Published Apr 2011
276 x 219mm (4160pp)
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