There are important safety measures that you and your caregivers should follow to keep people and pets around you safe.
For their safety, tell
every healthcare provider who has contact with you that you’re taking a known hazard medicine.
Follow the safety measures for taking a known hazard medicine during the
precautionary period. This period:
Some medicines have a longer precautionary period. If you aren’t sure how long the precautionary period is for the medicine you’re taking, ask your healthcare provider.
You may get some safety supplies from the pharmacy or clinic where you get your medicine.
You may need to buy other supplies, such as Nitrile disposable gloves, from another pharmacy or medical supply company.
Always keep known hazard medicine in its original packaging.
If you use a pill box, dosette, or blister pack, talk to your pharmacist about using a separate one for your known hazard medicine.
Keep your known hazard medicine in a safe place:
Check the label on the medicine container and talk to your pharmacist to learn more about storing your medicine safely.
Current as of: March 31, 2022
Author: Provincial Hazardous Medication Committee, Alberta Health Services
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