My Epipen is expired, where can I either recycle it or dispose it?
On the DEA site, they post drug take back program locations. Sometimes pharmacies will take them to dispose of them properly or they should be able to direct you to a drug take back program or instruct you how to dispose of it properly. Also check with your local police and fire depts-sometimes they conduct drug "take back" programs. You dont want to flush the medication down a drain or toilet. If you cannot find a drug take back, you can release the liquid medication into used coffee grounds or kitty litter then wrap the pen itself in a container that is puncture free and put into trash in such a way to keep children or pets or sanitation people from getting stuck.
- EpiPen Information for Consumers
- EpiPen Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of EpiPen (detailed)
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