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What to do with old meds

#1

some people flush meds down the toilet. That is not good because it’s get into i believe the water supply. Better to call your local community. where i live the police dept will take old meds. :slight_smile:

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#2

I take them back to the pharmacy and hand them in for disposal.

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#3

Yes, back to the pharmacy they go. Most pharmacies will handle taking back unused meds so they don’t pile up and become an overdose risk.

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#4

I’ve never really thought about it much. Yeah, adding them to the water supply wouldn’t be good.

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#5

sell them on to the black market !
take care

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#6

Properly stored, the meds will last long beyond their expiration date.

Most meds are made out of petroleum products, and so they come from a finite resource that I don’t want to over use.

Jayster

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#7

Our house was hit by a flood in 2006, my meds stash of over 400+ pills of all kinds were wiped out in one night.
I consider it a good thing.

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#8

I am going to feed my psychiatrist so that he will feel how it feels when he raised the dose of my med with out any reason and caused lot of damages.

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#9

I have no idea what happens to old meds in my house. There is another thing I’m going to have to learn. My sis takes care of all that. But it’s a good question.

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#10

I store mine away - I have bags and boxes full

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#11

Haha Im laughing - that is too funny, but sad for you Im sure

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#12

I would take them to the pharmacy but they charge you!! Ridiculous. So they’re just around here chillin

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#13

I’m like @Wave . I store mine away for a rainy day. In a way I collect them! Ha.

I have a secret supply of Seroquel that is used on an as needed basis for sleep. My GP doesn’t mind if I experiment with drugs and dosages etc. He’s quite liberal. It’s not that I abuse drugs or anything - there is thought put into it.

I figure it’s worth keeping them because you never know when you’ll need them.

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#14

@andypr Yeah Im the same way, i never know when Ill need them

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#15

I just bring drugs to the police department that i won’t ever use again. Jayster’s right i believe properly stored they will last beyond expiration although they may be not as strong ask you doctor though that’s just what i’ve been told not sure on that!

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