Always wash your hands with soap and water
before and after taking a potential or reproductive hazard medicine.
If your medicine is damaged—for example, a broken pill (or powder found in the medicine container), leaking liquid, or the fluid for the injection is cloudy—talk to your pharmacist.
Don't chew, crush, dissolve, break, or open pills (tablet or capsule) unless your pharmacist tells you to.
To take the liquid medicine:
Oral or tube-feeding syringes that are used more than once should be cleaned immediately after each use. Do not put them in boiling water, a dishwasher, or a microwave oven. Follow these steps:
To take a potential or reproductive hazard medicine by an injection (with a needle), follow the instructions from your healthcare provider.
To apply a potential or reproductive hazard medicine as a cream, gel, or ointment, follow the instructions from your healthcare provider.
not touch the medicine with bare hands.
Caregivers should always do the following when giving you this medicine:
Current as of: June 24, 2022
Author: Provincial Hazardous Medication Committee, Alberta Health Services
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