Mosby's Nursing Drug Cards - 21st Edition

Mosby's Nursing Drug Cards

21st Edition

Authors: Joseph Albanese Patricia Nutz
Imprint: Mosby


Fully updated with the most current drug facts, Mosby’s Nursing Drug Cards, 20th Edition feature complete pharmacologic details and nursing management priorities for over 875 generic and 1,320 brand-name drugs — including 8 new drugs, 3 new drug categories, and more than 100 new drug facts. Each 4x6 card provides essential nursing information, including the drug’s brand names, dosage forms, contraindications, possible adverse effects, interactions, and nursing management priorities. You can also access new drug updates and information on the top 200 most commonly used drugs online.

Key Features

  • Over 1,200 generic and 1,500 brand name drugs provide one-stop access to the information most needed for clinical practice.
  • Alphabetical organization makes searching for information quick and easy.
  • Portable 4"x6" size gives you the most convenient and durable nursing drug cards available.
  • Consistent format features generic name, pronunciation, category, pregnancy category, brand name, manufacturer, dosage forms, use, action, pharmacokinetics, contraindications, clinical considerations, dosage, side/adverse effects, interactions, and nursing management priorities.
  • Nursing management priorities assist you in developing effective patient care plans.
  • Tall man lettering offers an easy, visual way to differentiate between similar drug names.
  • NANDA-I-approved nursing diagnoses for all drug categories familiarize you with the application of nursing diagnoses in pharmacology.
  • Information on drug side effects distinguishes between common and life-threatening side effects and helps you anticipate potential reactions and their significance.
  • Drug interaction information includes subheadings for drug, food, and laboratory interactions.
  • Pronunciations for each generic drug and drug category enable you to use and understand drug names in conversation.
  • Common conversion formulas are found on the inside lid of the box.
  • Comprehensive index with generic and trade names, drug classes, combination products, and references to website information enable you to quickly find the information you need.

Table of Contents



Drug card explanation

Selected manufacturer abbreviations


Management of ingested drug overdose

Drug cards

Category cards


  1. Drug dosage calculations
  2. Syringe compatibility chart
  3. IV compatibility chart
  4. Nutritional supplements (herbal and non-herbal)
  5. Look-alike/sound-alike drug names



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About the Author

Joseph Albanese

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, College of Staten Island, City University of New York, Staten Island, NY

Patricia Nutz

Affiliations and Expertise

Professional Nurse Educator, School of Nursing, Jameson Memorial Hospital, New Castle, PA