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What to do with unused medications
Many homes end up with unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. Old prescriptions left in medicine cabinets or elsewhere in the home can often be an easy source for those who would like to abuse prescription medications. They may also cause confusion for people who are already taking a large number of medications. Further, some medications, including fentanyl patches, should be properly disposed of by flushing to prevent accidental ingestion by children and pets.
You can help to prevent accidental or intentional use of these unwanted medications by getting rid of them safely. Learn more – click through the three options for medication disposal to find the appropriate method to protect your family.
Option 3: If neither of the above options are available, follow local or Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines for disposing of unwanted medications in the garbage or as instructed, depending on the product.