- Follow any specific disposal instructions on the prescription drug labeling of patient information that accompanies the medicine. Do not flush medicine down the sink or toilet.
"It goes to the ocean"!!
- Eradicate any identifying information ( i.e. your name, the prescription number, and your address)
- If no disposal instructions are given, remove them from the original containers. Mix them with something like used coffee grounds or kitty litter. Place the mixture in a sealable bag, empty container to prevent the drug from leaking out.
- If you have any sharp objects ( i.e. syringes, needles, and lancets) they should be placed in a special sharps-disposal containers which are generally available at pharmacies
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TIPS FOR PROPERLY DISCARDING MEDICINE
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