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.