- We must throw them in the regular trash, but first we must do the following:
- Take them out of the original boat and we must stir with some substances such as bean coffee or in the litter sand for cats (cat litter).
- Put them in a sealed bag or can, to prevent it from coming out and stiring in the other rubbish.
- Throw the container in the trash of your home, but first make sure to delete or remove the sticker that has your medicine information and personal data.
What do you do with any leftover or no longer serving medications? By cleaning my medicine cabinet or medicine cupboard, I realized that I had a lot of medicine that we no longer use, either because they change it or just forget it. Or those others we buy at the pharmacy and we miss the expiration date.
I never thought of just throwing the medicine cans in the trash, so I started doing some research to see what I could do with all that medicine that's no longer good.
I learned that there is some medicine, whether prescribed or not; that can be thrown down the cup of the bath as long as it has the indication in the boat according to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
There are some communities that have a program where you can return the pills, the program is called "take-back program".
What to do if there is no instruction in the medicine boat on how to throw the pills and there is also no program to return them?
To find out more about the medicines that can be thrown in the toilet, you can find it on the FDA's website.
I hope this information will be useful, as our decision about what we do with them can help even in the environment and avoid dangers such as illegal abuse of these substances.
What have you done with your leftover medicine?