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Medication Management


  • Safe Storage and Disposal of Medicines

    Proper storage and disposal of medicines is important to help keep patients, family members, and caregivers safe. All medicines can be dangerous if not stored properly, if not taken as directed, if taken by the wrong person, or if not thrown away safely.

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  • Medicine Safety

    Managing medicines is a challenge for patients and caregivers. Families often juggle multiple medicines. It is easy to get overwhelmed. But, there are things families can do to stay on top of medicines.

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  • IV Medicines at Home

    For some pediatric cancer patients, certain IV medicines can be given at home. Caregivers should be trained in preventing infection, using the infusion device, recognizing signs of an allergic reaction or infection, and handling and disposing of the medicine.

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  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

    During treatment for childhood cancer, patients may have tests to check the level of a medicine in the body. This is known as therapeutic drug monitoring. These tests are important to make sure that drug levels are in the right range. Results can also help personalize the amount of medicine the patient receives.

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  • Going to School with Medication

    Some children need to take medication at school. It is important for the care team, family, and school to work together to make sure that each medicine is given safely and correctly.

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  • Traveling with Medications

    Managing medicines during travel can be a challenge, but having a plan can help. Learn ways to make traveling with medicines easier and safer.

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  • Allergic Reaction

    Medicines are a common cause of allergic reactions. In most cases, allergic reactions are mild and can be treated with over-the-counter medications. However, severe allergic reactions can be life-threatening and need immediate medical treatment. Families should know the symptoms of an allergic reaction and have an action plan for emergencies.

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  • Flying with Medication

    Flying with medication takes some extra planning. Medications may need additional screening in airport security. However, passengers should be able to bring all prescribed medicines and medical supplies onto the airplane.

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