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Safer Options Drug Denature Kits are supplied in 5 specific sizes to match your requirements.

For comprehensive instructions on disposal, ethics, and procedures please contact your professional organisation.

“Only once drugs have been fully denatured may the resultant mixture be added to the pharmaceutical waste disposal bins.” Royal Pharmaceutical Society (GB) methods of destruction.

Instructions for use are printed on the label of all our kits. In line with the recommendations above;

  • Solid dose formulations should be removed from blister packaging and placed in the container.
  • Ampoules should be snapped at the neck. Those with liquid in them can be added to the destruction kit. Those with powder in (e.g. diamorphine) should be mixed with a small amount of water until all the contents have dissolved and then added to the denaturing kit.
  • Fentanyl patches - remove the backing, fold over the patch on itself and add to the CD denaturing kit or general medicine waste container.
  • Liquid formulations - for small amounts add to the denaturing kit.

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/PREPARATION AND OF THE COMPANY/UNDERTAKING

1.1 Product Identifier

Product name:
Chemical name:
CAS No.
EC No.
REACH Registration No.
CONTROLLED DRUG DESTRUCTION KIT
not applicable
not applicable to mixtures
not applicable to mixtures
not applicable (note: Polymers not included)

 

1.2 Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against

Identified use(s)
Uses advised against
DENATURING OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
NOT SUITABLE FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSES

 

1.3 Details of supplier of safety sheet

Company identification:


Telephone
E-mail
Safer Options Ltd
Unit 44, Hartlebury Industrial Estate
Nr Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY10 4JB
+44 (0) 1299 250221 (office hours only)
info@saferoptions.co.uk

 

1.4 Emergency telephone number

Emergency phone No.
+44 (0) 7932 605835 (GMT English spoken, Mon-Fri - 08:00-17:00)

 

2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture

2.1.1 Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
[EU-GHS/CLP]
Physical - Not classified
Human health - Must not be ingested
Human health - May cause respiratory irritation
Environment - Not classified

 

2.2 Label Elements
Labelling according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008

Hazard pictograms
Signal word(s)
Hazard statements

Precautionary statements
NOT APPLICABLE
NONE
H302 Harmful if swallowed
H335 May cause respiratory irritation
P234 Keep in original container
P260 Do not breath dust/mist/spray

 

2.3 Other Hazards

Any dust generated will give an EXTREMELY BITTER TASTE TO LIPS

3. COMPOSITION/IMFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

3.1 Substances
3.2 Mixtures
Components
not applicable

99% Sodium Polyacrylate CAS No. 9003-04-7

Reach Registration not applicable to polymers >1% colourant, biocide & bitter taste additive (Trade Secret of Safer Options Limited)

4. FIRST AID MEASURES

4.1




















4.2





4.3
Description of first aid measures
General advice
Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to doctor in attendance.
If inhaled
Move person to fresh air at once. Rinse nose and mouth with water. Get medical attention if any
discomfort continues.
If swallowed
Immediately rinse mouth and provide fresh air. Get medical attention if any discomfort continues.
Do not induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
In case of skin contact
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash the skin immediately with soap and water. Consult a physician.
In case of eye contact
Make sure to remove any contact lenses from the eyes before rinsing. Promptly wash eyes with plenty of
water while lifting the eye lids. Continue to rinse for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention if any
discomfort continues.
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
Ingestion: Extremely bitter additive may induce vomiting: Acute.
Inhalation: Bitter additive in dust, even in small amounts may irritate respiratory system.
Skin contact: Wash off immediately with soap and water.
Eye contact: Wash with plenty of water.
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatments needed
If in the unlikely event product is ingested GET MEDICAL ATTENTION

 

5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

5.1


5.2

5.3
Extinguishing Media
This product is not flammable. Use fire extinguisher appropriate to surrounding materials.
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Advice for firefighters
Self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing must be worn.

 

PROTECTIVE MEASURES IN FIRE

Self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing must be worn in case of fire.

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

6.1




6.2


6.3




6.4
Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Use personal protective equipment (PPE). Avoid spilling, skin and eye contact. Avoid
handling which leads to dust generation and ensure adequate ventilation.

Environmental precautions
Do not discharge onto ground or into water courses.

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust cloud. Shovel or vacuum up. Keep
in suitable container for disposal.

Reference to other sections
Wear suitable protective clothing as described in section 8.

 

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

7.1



7.2


7.3

Precautions for safe handling
Avoid spilling, skin and eye contact. Avoid handling which leads to dust formation.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Keep container tightly closed and keep in original container. Keep dry.

Specific end uses
Will absorb 10x its own weight in water and render drugs placed within it
totally unpalatable.

 

8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

8.1 Control parameters

DNEL
Consumer, long term -
Dermal
Inhalation
Oral
0.74mg/kg/day
1.55mg/m3
0.74mg/kg/day

 

8.2 Exposure controls

 
Appropriate engineering controls
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of the day.
DO NOT SMOKE IN WORK AREA.

Personal protective equipment
Eyes/face – Use approved safety glasses
Skin - Use protective gloves that satisfy EU directive 89/686/EEC
Respiratory - If LEV is sufficient, suitable respiratory protection must be provided.

 

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9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

9.1 Information on basic chemical and physical properties

a) Appearance
b) Odor
c) Solubility

d) Melting/boiling
e) Explosive properties
f) Oxidising properties
Green/granular
Slightly bitter
Total – Product will absorb 10X plus its own
weight in water.
no information
non-explosive
non-oxidiser

 

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

10.1 Reactivity
10.2 Chemical stability
10.3 Possibly hazardous reactions
10.4 Conditions to avoid
10.5 Conditions to avoid
10.6 Hazardous decomposition
reacts with strong oxidising agents and water
stable in DRY ambient conditions
no information available
Strong oxidising agents and water
damp conditions
no information available

 

11. TOXOCOLOGICAL INFORMATION

11.1 Information on toxicological effects

a) Acute toxicity

b) Irritation

c) Corrosively
d) Sensitisation
e) Repeated dose toxicity
f) Carcinogenicity
g) Mutagenicity
h) Toxic for reproduction
LD50 (oral, rat) >5000mg/kg however, bitter
taste may prevent ingestion.
Dust in high concentration may irritate respiratory
system, the skin and eyes.
no information available
no information available
no information available
No carcinogenic effects reported
No mutagenic effects reported
No teratogenic effects reported

 

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

12.1 EcoToxicity
12.2 Persistence and degradability
12.3 Bio accumulative potential
12.4 Mobility in soil
12.5 PBT and vPvB assessment
12.6 Other adverse effects
Not regarded as dangerous to the environment.
This product is easily biodegradable.
Does not bio accumulate.
n/a, product readily absorbs water.
no information available
no information available

 

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

13.1 Waste Disposal Methods

Product can be disposed of as solid waste.

Contaminated packaging - Un-cleaned packaging, dispose of in accordance with local authority requirements.

Do not re-use.

 

14.0 TRANSPORT INFORMATION

14.1 UN Number
14.2 UN Proper shipping name

14.3 Transport hazard class
14.4 Packaging group
14.5 Environmental hazards
14.6 Special precautions for user
see section 14.2
not dangerous according to transport
regulations Not classified
see section 14.2
see section 14.2
see section 14.2
see section 14.2

 

15.0 REGULATORY INFORMATION

This data sheet complies with the requirements of (EC) No. 453/2010

15.1 Safety health and environmental
regulations/legislation specific to substance/mixture
15.2 Chemical safety assessment
this mixture has no labelling requirements

no information available

 

16.0 OTHER INFORMATION

See product label for any other information

This date sheet has been compiled in accordance with CLP regulations 1272/2008

 

Legal disclaimer

Use of this product for applications other than those stated may give rise to hazards not mentioned in these sheets.

 

Version 2 was revised to comply with REACH 453/2010 and CLP 1272/2008

ISSUED BY
COMPILATION DATE
AUTHOR
APPROVAL
DATE
Safer Options Ltd
19th January 2017
Martyn Peters
Christine Bond
19th January 2017