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Forum > Chemotherapy: Maternal
Counting cancer drugs

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Date: 2001-06-19

Question:
I work in a pharmacy and I count and pour prescription drugs all day. I am aware that as a pregnant woman I should not count cancer drugs. My question is what are the names of those cancer drugs and any other types of drugs that I should not count? Thank you

Answer:
If you use gloves and a mask, there should not be any risk from tablets. If you prepare IV solutions(which does not seem to be the case), these have to be prepared under a hood with laminar flow of air.

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