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Carmustine Ointment   0.4%
Lot No Expiry(mm/yyyy) Ingredients Master Formula
    carmustine  100 mg/vial  INJ   
    Absolute Alcohol (supplied with Carmustine vials)       
    petrolatum  100%  UNG   
Recipe Total Quantity:
Final Quantity Desired: g

Directions: HAZARDOUS - CYTOTOXIC
Refer to the AHS Hazardous Medication Handling Guide for more information.

1. Weigh required amount of petrolatum into an ointment jar.
2. Soften petrolatum with tongue depressor.
3. Reconstitute each vial of carmustine with 3 mL of absolute alcohol supplied with drug.
4. Withdraw drug from vial(s) and gradually levigate into petrolatum until completely mixed.
5. Clean outside of ointment jar, close with lid and label.

Packaging:  Ointment Jar

Auxiliary Labels: Antineoplastic Agent
  CHEMOTHERAPY Dispose of Properly
  Cytotoxic
  For External Use Only
  Hazardous medication - use safe handling precautions
  Refrigerate

Storage/Expiry:Refrigerator: 6 months

Last Date Revised: 16-May-18

References: AHS Hazardous Medication Handling information available on Insite: http://insite.albertahealthservices.ca/17382.asp

Zackheim HS. Topical carmustine (BCNU) in the treatment of mycosis fungoides. Derm Ther 2003; 299-302.

Zackheim HS. Epstein Jr EH. Crain WR. Topical carmustine (BCNU) for cutaneous T cell lymphoma: a 15 years experience in 143 patients. J Am Acad Dermatol 1990; 22:802-810.

Zackheim HS. Epstein Jr ED. McNutt NS. et al. Topical carmustine (BCNU) for mycosis fungoides and related disorders: a 10 year experience. J Am Acad Dermatol 1983; 9:363-374.

Zackheim HS. Topical carmustine for patch/plaque in mycosis fungoides. Semin Dermatol 1994; 13(3):202-206.

BC Cancer Agency Carmustine Drug Monograph August 2011.

BC Cancer Agnecy Lymphoma Guidelines June 2010.

Bristol Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Group Correspondence dated Nov 1, 2002.

Completed Compound Check
Lot NoDate Prepared Expiry DateTechnicianPharmacist
   6-Dec-2021         


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