how to properly dispose of medications

How to Properly Dispose of Medications

25 Mar: How to Properly Dispose of Medications

  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) give guidelines on the proper disposal of medications. Before, consumers were advised to dispose of medications by flushing them down the toilet. This is no longer recommended. Here are tips on how to properly dispose of medications. Guidelines for proper disposal of prescription drugs Unless otherwise instructed in the package, put prescription drugs in sealed plastic bags and throw them in a trash. If possible, mix the pills with an unattractive substance such as coffee grounds. This will prevent pets and children from consuming the drugs in case they find them. Flush liquid medication down the toilet. However, do this only if it says…