Guide to Good Prescribing - A Practical Manual
(1994; 115 pages) [French] [Spanish] View the PDF document
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Open this folder and view contentsPart 2: Selecting your P(ersonal) drugs
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Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 1: Essentials of pharmacology in daily practice
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Close this folderAnnex 3: How to explain the use of some dosage forms
View the documentCHECKLIST 1. Eye drops
View the documentCHECKLIST 2. Eye ointment
View the documentCHECKLIST 3. Ear drops
View the documentCHECKLIST 4. Nasal drops
View the documentCHECKLIST 5. Nasal spray
View the documentCHECKLIST 6. Transdermal patch
View the documentCHECKLIST 7. Aerosol
View the documentCHECKLIST 8. Inhaler with capsules
View the documentCHECKLIST 9. Suppository
View the documentCHECKLIST 10. Vaginal tablet with applicator
View the documentCHECKLIST 11. Vaginal tablet without applicator
View the documentCHECKLIST 12. Applying vaginal creams, ointments and gels
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CHECKLIST 12. Applying vaginal creams, ointments and gels

(most of these drugs come with an applicator)

1. Wash your hands.
2. Remove the cap from the tube containing the drug.
3. Screw the applicator to the tube.
4. Squeeze the tube until the required amount is in the applicator.
5. Remove the applicator from the tube (hold the cylinder).
6. Apply a small amount of cream to the outside of the applicator.
7. Lie on your back, draw your knees up and spread them apart.
8. Gently insert the applicator into the vagina as far as possible, do NOT use force.
9. Hold the cylinder and with the other hand push the plunger down thus inserting the drug into the vagina.
10. Withdraw the applicator from the vagina.
11. Discard the applicator if disposable or clean thoroughly (boiled water) if not.
12. Wash your hands.


Steps 4 and 5


Steps 7 and 8

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