Where can I dispose of extra medication I no longer use?

Do

  • Ask the pharmacist how to dispose of it.
  • Check for a local drug disposal program at your local police or fire departments, or at DisposeMyMeds.org. Also look for Prescription Drug Take Back Days sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Do Not

  • Keep any extra medication for later use.
  • Wash it down the sink or toilet. This can make water supplies unsafe.
  • Throw the medication away in the garbage.

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