Databases for Pharmacy

This page provides a filtered list of library databases for pharmacy professionals.

Scroll down for drug information, pharmacological databases, guidelines and more.

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AMH: Aged Care Companion

  • Information tool on common illnesses and drug Treatents for the eldery.

AMH: Australian Medicines Handbook

  • Advice about medicines and interactions. Search by drug name or therapeutic topic.
  • AMH user guide

AMH: Children’s Dosing Companion

  • Information about prescribing and medication dosing for paediatric patients.

Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook (AIDH)

  • Information on injectable medicines including antineoplastic and paediatric medicines.



  • An electronic bookshelf you can use to access the Monash Health Library’s journal collection.
  • BrowZine user guide


Choice and Medication

  • Medication fact sheets to help consumers, carers and family members understand their medicines better and to make more informed decisions.

ClinicalKey (CK)

  • Elsevier platform of eBooks, journals and clinical support tools such as guidelines and calculators
  • ClinicalKey user guide

Clinicians Health Channel (CHC)

  • Victorian Health Department resources for public hospitals.
  • Register for an account with your Monash Health email address.

Cochrane Library (CENTRAL)

  • Collection of Cochrane databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence including reviews and RCTs.
  • Cochrane Library user guide



  • A comprehensive biomedical and pharmacological database of peer reviewed literature on the Ovid platform
  • Embase user guide


  • Premium nursing and allied health database and search tool, ideal for practice, research, or education.
  • Emcare user guide


IBM Micromedex (Micromedex Solutions, Micromedex)

  • Evidence based drug information including the RUGDEX, POISINDEX and TRISSELs databases. The platform also provide dosage calculators.



  • Medication database providing drug information, monographs, adverse reactions and warnings / precautions.

Martidale’s Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR) Checker

  • Provides information on adverse drug reactions and clinical management. Search by drug, group, ADR or body system.

Martindale: The complete drug reference

  • Includes additional drug monographs and preparations records for older drugs not included in the printed version.


  • An extensive database of peer reviewed literature provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • Medline user guide

MIMS Online (Medical Information Management System)

  • Medicine information including product information (PI), pill ID, consumer medicines information (CMI) and drug interactions.
  • MIMS user guide


Natural Medicines

  • Dietary supplements, natural medicines and complementary, alternative and integrative therapies.


Paediatric Injectable Guidelines On-line

  • Information about safe administration of injectable medicines in children from the RCH.

Palliative Care Formulary

  • Specialist drugs references, clinical guides, compatibility charts and therapies for adult palliative and hospice care.


The Renal Drug Database

  • A medication guide for renal practitioners – prescription information, drug interactions and administration.

Royal Women’s Hospital Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide

  • Evidence-based individual medicine monographs which support prescribing during pregnancy and breastfeeding.


Stockley’s Interactions Checker

  • Information about therapeutic medicines, herbal medicines, foodstuffs, drinks, pesticides and drugs of abuse.


Therapeutic Guidelines

TOXINZ (Poisons Information)

  • A database focusing on pharmacology and toxicology including interventions, signs and symptoms.


UpToDate (UTD)

  • Evidence-based point of care tool for decision support with continuously updated expert opinion.
  • UpToDate user guide

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