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How do you dispose of unused meds?

Posted by on Oct. 22, 2016 at 8:53 PM
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I've seen a few ways (mixing with litter or coffee grounds) or taking them to pharmacies, etc, on their bring back old meds days.

by on Oct. 22, 2016 at 8:53 PM
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PureLoveNJoy
by on Oct. 22, 2016 at 10:37 PM
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Our police department has a drop.box.
anotherandree
by Inga on Oct. 22, 2016 at 11:06 PM
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Our CVS has a med box.  I also take it with me when I go to the doctor (either for myself or when I bring a kid for an appointment) and they'll dispose of it for me.

CampClan
by Bronze Member on Oct. 23, 2016 at 12:06 AM
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Our local police dept has a drop box for them! You just walk in with them & drop them in the box! :) Which reminds me... adding this to my list of things to do while on "vacation" next week!

aimers6
by New Member on Oct. 23, 2016 at 12:10 AM
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I know when my grandpa died my grandma donated his meds to the local HIV house. We have a home where those with HIV go to live out their lives. Kinda like a hospice home.
louannwilkins
by Gold Member on Oct. 23, 2016 at 9:06 AM
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I've dropped them by the policed dept when they had a drop off meds day

chicken13
by Bronze Member on Oct. 23, 2016 at 9:32 AM
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Burying them in coffee grounds or cat litter can still contaminate ground water....

Our police station has a drop box.

VickyJoJo
by Member on Oct. 23, 2016 at 9:38 AM
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Dropbox at a pharmacy or law enforcement.  Unfortunately some places don't provide that.  After my mothers death, I was advised by a hospital nurse to boil some water, add the medication to dissolve, then pore the contents into a diaper (baby or adult) for disposal.

mama_danetta
by Member on Oct. 23, 2016 at 9:38 AM
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I save them for the zombie apocalypse.
Bmat
by Barb on Oct. 23, 2016 at 10:57 AM

This is a good idea!

Quoting PureLoveNJoy: Our police department has a drop.box.


Bmat
by Barb on Oct. 23, 2016 at 10:58 AM

I'll check our CVS. I haven't noticed a drop box, but I also haven't looked for one. Thank you for the ideas.

Quoting anotherandree:

Our CVS has a med box.  I also take it with me when I go to the doctor (either for myself or when I bring a kid for an appointment) and they'll dispose of it for me.


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