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Proper Disposal of Prescription Medication
The new Federal prescription drug disposal guidelines urge
Take unused, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs out of their
Mix the prescription drugs with an undesirable substance, like
used coffee grounds or kitty litter, and put them in impermeable,
non-descript containers, such as empty cans or sealable bags, further
ensuring that the drugs are not diverted or accidentally ingested by
children or pets;
Throw these containers in the trash;
Flush prescription drugs down the toilet only if the accompanying
patient information specifically instructs it is safe to do so;
Return unused, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs to
pharmaceutical take-back locations that allow the public to bring
unused drugs to a central location for safe disposal.