Keeping old medications around your home can be unsafe as they can be taken accidentally or misused. That’s why you should get rid of unused or expired medicine as soon as possible
Here are 4 tips for disposing of unused medicines.
Ask your local pharmacy
Contact your local pharmacy to see if they have a medication take-back program. You may be able to drop them off in person or send them in a special package provided by the pharmacy.
Use a community drug take-back program
If you have unused controlled substances, such as opioids, a community take-back site is the preferred way to dispose of them.
Some sites will also accept them by mail in special packaging.
If a drug take-back or collection program is not available, you can throw away your medicines at home by following these steps:
Mix the unused supply with an unappealing substance such as dirt, coffee grounds or kitty litter.