So you have learnt from our previous post that keeping old or expired medication is not the best of ideas.
Now you are wondering how to go about getting rid of these medications.
Should I just throw in the trash?
This is the most common method to get rid of medications. Read drug label to confirm if this method is suitable for the given medication. Now you shouldn’t just go ahead and throw the medication as it is in the trash. Here are a few simple steps to do to avoid accidental poisoning.
More tips on proper drug disposal
- Crush medication (if tablets) before putting in seal-able bag.
- If you are unsure, give the medications to your community pharmacist to help you.
Now you know how to properly dispose of your medications, what are you waiting for? Dispose of your old, damaged and expired medications.
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About the author
Dr. Ekwoge Hilda is a trained pharmacist from Cameroon and Co-founder of HILPharma. When she is not busy creating content, she slings pills to pay the bills.