Hazardous drugs are medications that can be harmful to anyone who is exposed to them. Generally, drugs are identified as a ‘low’, ‘medium’, or ‘high’ hazard risk.
In the first 48 hours after your chemotherapy treatment, your body might get rid of some of the drug through body wastes and/or body fluids. These wastes and fluids can be harmful to others in the first 48 hours. This describes how to deal with hazardous waste.