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Geriatric Dosage Handbook

21th Edition

Geriatric Dosage Handbook
  • Todd P. Semla, MS, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, AGSF
  • ISBN: 978-1-59195-352-4
  • Pages: 1904
  • Edition Year: 2015 - 2016



The Geriatric Dosage Handbook, 21st edition, is a valuable resource for healthcare providers facing the challenges of appropriate medication use in older adults.


This handbook follows a dictionary-like format, with brand and generic drug names alphabetically organized and cross-referenced. Monographs feature geriatric-sensitive information, including drug interactions and drug dosing in the elderly, in adults, and in patients with renal and/or hepatic impairment. They also include the latest Beers Criteria (2015 update) for risk assessment of drugs to avoid or use with caution in older adults.

Endorsed by the American Pharmacist Association (APhA), the Geriatric Dosage Handbook is the choice of many leading clinicians to help improve medication safety and enhance patient care among the geriatric population.


  • 1029 Total Drug Monographs
  • 40 Fields of Information per Monograph
  • More than 130 Appendix Pages

Updates to this Edition

Sample Pages


  • 39 New Drug Monographs
  • New Appendix Topics
    • Long-Acting Antipsychotics
    • CMS: Long-Term Care Facility Thresholds
  • Updated Appendix Topics
    • H. pylori Treatment in Adult Patients
    • Opioid Conversion Table and Morphine Equivalent Dose Table
    • Osteoporosis Management
    • Immunization Schedules

Click a sample page to download a PDF.