2017 December - Responsibilities when supplying medication


There are some special handling requirements or cautions regarding handling for some medications other than chemotherapeutic agents including handling by pregnant women or those anticipating parenthood.

This includes drugs such as prostaglandins and trilostane.

If medication is supplied by a veterinarian and the medication is not in the original container or packaging with required handling instructions then the veterinarian should inform the client of any special handling requirements and safety directions.  For example, this may include directions such as do not handle, use gloves, do not crush etc., as well as the possible adverse effects of any medication.