What should I do with expired medication?

Once your medication is expired, it’s important to get rid of the rest of it in a responsible way. 

You can start by looking into any drug take-back programs in your area. Sometimes there are specific drop off days or locations, such as police or fire departments, according to the Food and Drug AdministrationOff Site Icon (FDA).

If that isn’t an option, it’s recommended that you toss the medication in a zip-top bag along with something people won’t want to put in their mouths, such as coffee grounds, kitty litter, or dirt.

Seal the bag and put it with the rest of the trash. 

Talk to your doctor for more ways to properly dispose of expired medications.

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