Known hazard medicines, such as chemotherapy medicines, are mainly used to treat cancer. And they’re sometimes used to treat other health problems, like psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis.
When you’re taking this type of medicine, you and the people around you need to follow safety measures. That’s because a known hazard medicine can harm other people or pets who have contact with it.
Read the following information to learn more. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have questions about it.
Current as of: March 31, 2022
Author: Provincial Hazardous Medication Committee, Alberta Health Services
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