Spring is just around the corner and many of us acquire that “out with the old, in with the new” mentality. Many will be breaking out the broomsticks, opening the windows to let in some fresh air and catching up on some housework.
Chances are this cleaning routine will include organizing your medicine cabinets.
Over the past year, many over-the-counter and prescription medications have added up, and it may be time to get rid of those that are unused or expired.
How should these medications be disposed? Should you toss them in the trash or even flush them down the toilet? Certain medications require a particular process, and it is important to abide by them.
Due to health and environmental concerns, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that we take proper medication disposal precautions.
If the options above are not available to you, take the following precautions:
When in doubt of proper disposal, call your local pharmacy or the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-464-3632).
Even better, call Freedom! One of our nurses would be happy to review your medications for you or your loved one and provide you with the proper disposal method.