19 April 2011

Don't Flush Those Pills! Learn How to Safely Dispose of Old, Unused Medicine

We have all of them - bottles of old, obsolete, unwanted or unused medications. While he is attempting to simply dump the pills, not empty over-the-counter medications down the toilet or drain except indicates the label or the patient information accompanying specifically for you to do so.Most of the drugs should be eliminated as follows: 1. remove all credentials of the bottle. In this day of more identity theft, should never be personal information, including health information available to foreigners. Before you dispose of a pill bottle, hide all personal information, including your name and address, physician's name and the number of prescription, carefully marking through information with black ink, or a marker.2 black permanent. Then, remove the pills in the bottle and mix (not crush tablets or capsules) with an unpleasant substance of old coffee grounds or kitty litter. Put this mixture in an airtight container, such as a bag.3 sealed plastic. Launch the sealed container, and the bottle of pills in the trash.Increasingly, city and county governments provide means for citizens to dispose of drugs which are not marked to be emptied. Contact your city or County Government of garbage and recycling service to find out if a program of recovery or the collection of the drug is available in your community. In addition, the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in collaboration with the State and across the United States local law enforcement agencies, is sponsoring a Prescription Drug take back national day. Contact your local agencies or the Department of Justice site for details on this annual event.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that the following drugs be disposed of by flushing: Actiq, TRANSMUCOSAL oral losangeAvinza, capsules (extended release) Daytrana, stamp transdermiqueDemerol, comprimésDemerol, solution oraleDiastat/Diastat AcuDial, gel rectaleDilaudid, comprimésDilaudid, liquid dolophine oralChlorhydrate, comprimésDURAGESIC, patch (extended release) Embeda, capsules (extended release) Exalgo, tablets (extended release) Fentora, (buccal) tablets Kadian, capsules (extended release) methadone hydrochloride, oraleMethadose, comprimésSulfate of morphine solution, (immediate release) of morphine Sulfate, solution oraleMS Contin tablets (extended release) Onsolis (oral) soluble film Opana tablets, tablets (immediate release) Opana ER, tablets (extended release) Oramorph SR, tablets (extended release) Oxycontin tablets (extended release) Percocet, comprimésPercodan, comprimésXyrem, oral solutionPlease be aware that some of these drugs have generic versions. In addition, the FDA has continually evaluates drugs for risks to the security and updates of the above list as necessary.Proper disposal of medication will protect your family and your pets and is an excellent tool of prevention against drugs re-sale and trafficking, and theft and drug abuse.