We deliver a wide variety of services

Medication for cancer treatment can vary from treatment drugs to pain killers to anti-nausea medication. Stage of cancer, type of cancer and each patient has a personalized and specific treatment to follow and this includes medication. Medication (oral) is prescribed to either cure or control the disease or as palliation. In all circumstances, your doctor, oncologists and pharmacists will explain the purpose of your medication.

At Sunway Medical Centre, the core functions of the pharmacy include dispensing medications to outpatients, managing medication supply to the various departments in the hospital including inpatients, as well as to provide pharmaceutical care to patients in our wards.

In Cancer Centre, we have a dedicated, skilled team to prepare chemotherapy to ensure these specialized medications are handled and delivered in a safe manner to our patients. Our oncology and clinical pharmacists work with the oncology team to deliver a wide variety of services, including providing medication counselling, review medication therapy including chemotherapy to ensure our patients receive safe and effective treatment, monitoring adverse events, evaluating drug–drug and drug–disease interactions, and participating in supportive care.

 

Simple guidelines from our pharmacists:

Always keep medications out of children’s reach.

  • Check if it is the correct medication.
  • Check if it is still in good condition and not expired
  • Read the instructions on the label/ leaflet
  • If you are unsure how to take the medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist
  • Take the right dose at the right time
  • Taking any medications and/or supplements (including those you buy from pharmacies, e.g. cough mixtures, pain killers, antacids, etc.)
  • Allergic to anything
  • Pregnant, planning to have a baby, fathering a child or breastfeeding
  • Having any other medical condition
  • Collecting or buying the medications for someone else
  • What is the medication for?
  • What is the name of this medication?
  • When and how do I take it?
  • How long should I take it?
  • What should I be aware of when taking this medication? (e.g. possible side effects & what to do about them, food/medications/drinks/activities to avoid, what to do if I don’t feel well after taking this medication)
  • Where and how do I store this medication?
  • What if I missed a dose?
  • How to discard the used and unused medication if they are no longer required?