Safe handling of hazardous medicines at home: Dissolving and giving whole tablets

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A guide to dissolve and give whole tablets of hazardous medicine safely.

Key points

  • A gown, mask and gloves offer protection when handling hazardous medicine.
  • If your child has trouble swallowing whole tablets, you can dissolve the tablets using an approved liquid such as water using an oral syringe.

Last updated: October 22nd 2020