Using an Adapter Cap
1. If the press-in adapter cap did not come inserted in the bottle neck, insert it, as the image below shows. If using a screw-on Adapta-Cap™ cap or a universal adapter cap, screw on the cap or insert the cap into the bottle opening. Follow the product’s instructions as necessary.
2. With the bottle cap tightly secured, shake the bottle well, then flip the bottle up and down several times. If the liquid compound is a suspension, residue may be clinging to the bottom of the bottle; if so, hold the bottle upside down and give the bottom a few whacks to dislodge it.
3. Put the bottle down on a flat surface and remove the bottle cap, while keeping the adapter cap in place.
4. Push the slip-tip of the syringe tightly into the opening of the adapter cap and invert the bottle.
5. Draw the calculated dose up into the syringe by slowly pulling the plunger out until it reaches the mark that indicates the amount needed for the dose. If any bubbles are present, push the plunger in and out several times or flick the barrel of the syringe with a finger to remove the bubbles.
In this section
- Step 10- Get Informed About Your Psychiatric Drug
- Step 11- Ensuring that a Drug is Relatively ‘Taper-friendly’
- Step 12- Interactions, Reactions and Sensitivities
- Step 13- Taper Rates
- Step 14- Taper Schedules
- Step 15- Taper Methods
- Step 16- Preparatory Decisions
- Step 17- Gather the Gear
Step 18- Essential Skills
- Counting and Making Cuts with Beads
- Diluting Powder When Using a Digital Scale
- Understanding the Limits of a Digital Scale's Accuracy
- Using an Adapter Cap
- Using a Digital Scale for Weighing and Making Cuts
- Using a Mortar and Pestle for Pulverizing Tablets
- Using Syringes
- Doing Calculations for a Taper
- Special Tips for Calculations and Liquids
- Step 19- Setting Up a Taper Journal
- Step 20- Implementing a Taper