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Proper Medicine Disposal

Unless instructed otherwise, do not dispose of unused medicines by emptying them into your sink, toilet, or storm drain.

Some states may have regulations regarding pharmacy or community take-back programs in which they may receive and dispose of returned unused drugs for patients. It is recommended that a local pharmacy or local authority be contacted to determine if it participates in such programs. In the event that medicines can not be disposed by take-back programs, place them in the household trash, taking the following steps. Make sure that they are in an unrecognizable sealed container; ensuring that children, pets, and others do not have access to the contents of the container; Dispose of the container in household trash.