I waste recently prescribed a medication to which I had adverse side effects. I contacted my doctor and she instructed me not to take it anymore. Is there a proper way to dispose of the unused medication?
My mother passed a year ago from cancer. The police department, i asked them about disposal, told me to take used coffee grounds, put in a ziploc bag, dump pills into bag and massage pills into it. Tape it up and throw it away. Animals will stay away from the grounds and humans cant extract any meds from it. Hope that helps you. :)
When my husband died i ask the pharmacist how would i dispose of all his unused meds and they had me come in and get large brown plastic bottles then told me to remove them from the bottle and dump all of them in these bottles then bring them back in to the pharmacy where then they would destroy them properly. Before they started doing that they would tell me to add just a inch or two of water then put them in the trash. They dissolve into a gross mess so kids and dumpster divers wouldn't be able to get any pills out of it. Go with the pharmacy way they have special dumps just for chemicals that is the safest way and the legal way to now throw away unwanted medications. Nanimal
In my area there is a pharmacy where you can turn in meds for disposal. You black out your name, then turn the meds, including the bottles, to the pharmacy. They cannot take any controlled medications for disposal - for those we take them to the amnesty box at the Sheriff Dept. and turn them in there. - EJ23
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