Disposing of Medications the Safe Way

Disposing of Medications the Safe Way

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 be a source of danger if children unintentionally get access to them. Unneeded medicine may also cause confusion for people who are already taking a large number of medications.

How to dispose of unused or expired Medication

Check Expiry Dates

Always check the expiry date on medicines; many medicines become ineffective when they pass their expiry date which can be a risk to health. They could also do harm if they are taken by someone they were not intended for.

Clear Out Your Medicines Cabinet Every Six Months

It is advisable to check your medicine supplies at least every six months to ensure that you only store those that are in date and still needed, particularly if you take regular prescription or multiple medicines.

Don’t Throw Meds In The Bin, Down The Sink Or Toilet!

Throwing medicines away incorrectly such as in the bin could lead to them being found by children or those that they are not intended for. Flushing meds down the toilet or pouring them down the sink poses risks to the environment.

Take Old Or Unwanted Meds To Kirk Pharmacy Cayman Islands

Medicines that are no longer needed, out of date or damaged should be taken to Kirk Pharmacy for safe disposal.

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