How do I dispose of my medication? 

We understand that it can be frustrating when you have unused, unopened, or damaged prescription medication that you need to dispose of. Unfortunately, at the moment, we are unable to accept these medications back. However, we genuinely care about your health and want to provide you with the best guidance.

If you no longer need your medication, the best way to dispose of most types of old, unused, unwanted, or expired medicines (both prescription and over the counter) is to drop off the medicine at a drug take back site, location, or program immediately. You can use the DEA Diversion Control Division Lookup tool to find your nearest drug disposal site.

If no drug take back sites, locations, or programs are available in your area, and there are no specific disposal instructions (such as flushing) in the medication guide or package insert, you can visit FDA - Disposal of Unused Medicines for more information or follow these simple steps to dispose of most medicines in your trash at home:

  • Mix medicines (liquid or pills; do not crush tablets or capsules) with an unappealing substance such as dirt, cat litter, or used coffee grounds.
  • Place the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag.
  • Throw away the container in your trash at home.
  • Delete all personal information on the prescription label of empty medicine bottles or medicine packaging, then trash or recycle the empty bottle or packaging.

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