Safe handling of hazardous medicines at home: Giving capsule solutions

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A guide on dissolving and giving a portion of a hazardous medicine capsule safely.

Key points

  • A gown, mask and gloves offer protection when handling hazardous medicine.
  • You will need to prepare the dose inside a plastic bag to minimize exposure.
  • Room temperature water and a dissolve-and-dose device is used to make the solution.

Last updated: October 22nd 2020