Safe handling of hazardous medicines at home: Giving injectable medicine by mouth

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A guide on preparing and giving injectable hazardous medicine safely by mouth.

Key points

  • A gown, mask and gloves offer protection when handling hazardous medicine.
  • To remove the injectable hazardous medicine from the vial, you need to use a vial access device (spike) and a syringe.
  • You can dilute the injectable medicine using an approved drink.
  • Use a new vial spike for each new vial of medicine that you use.
Last updated: October 22nd 2020