I received a leaflet from my veterinary clinic with instructions on how to best dispose of unused prescription medications. While the source of where I received the leaflet was slightly odd, the information is relevent for human and animal medications.
I always remember hearing “throw unused medications down the toilet.” This is no longer reccommended due to the impact the drugs may have on the environment. Here is what Smarxt Disposal reccommends:
- Pour medication into a sealable plastic bag. If medication is a solid, add water to dissolve.
- Add kitty litter, sawdust, or coffee grounds to the plastic bag.
- Seal the plastic bag and dispose in the trash.
Unused prescription medications almost always come up in my work with clients. I now know the responsible method for disposal.
More information can be found at smarxtdisposal.net.