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Safe Drug Disposal

Some of the medicines that can be flushed or poured down the drain include:

  • Morphine Sulfate (tablets, oral solution and immediate release tablets)*
  • Oxycodone Hydrochloride (oral solution and tablets)
  • Oxycontin (extended release tablets)
  • Percocet (tablets)*
  • Demerol (oral solution and tablets)*

Tips for proper medicine disposal

  • Mix the medicines (do not crush tablets or capsules) with an unpalatable substance such as dirt, kitty litter, or used coffee grounds. ...
  • Then, place the mixture in a container such as a zip-lock or sealable plastic bag, and throw the container away in your household trash.

All CVS Locations Now Offer Disposal of Unwanted Medication. CVS has announced that all 7,200 of its locations now offer the Sharps Compliance Corp.'s Environmental Return System, which provides customers with the ability to safely dispose of unused medication.

If the inhaler or canister is empty, it can go in the usual rubbish collection. If you aren't sure if the inhaler or canister is empty or if there is still some medication left, return it to your pharmacy for disposal. You can put the puffer's plastic case in the household recycling bin.

How to Dispose of Old Vitamins

  • Remove the expired vitamins from their containers.
  • Pour ½ cup of lukewarm tap water into a cup.
  • Add the expired vitamins to the cup of water, allowing them to dissolve. ...
  • Put an undesirable substance such as used coffee grounds, sawdust or cat litter in a bag, and then add the dissolved vitamin mixture.

Walgreens safe medication disposal kiosks allow individuals to safely and conveniently dispose of their unwanted, unused or expired prescriptions, including controlled substances, and over-the-counter medications, at no cost.Apr 26, 2017

Is it safe to take medication that is expired?

Medical authorities state if expired medicine is safe to take, even those that expired years ago. ... It's true the effectiveness of a drug may decrease over time, but much of the original potency still remains even a decade after the expiration date.