Intermountain Pharmacy Services
When you take prescription medication as your doctor directs, this often means taking it until all the pills are gone. However, if your doctor changes your dose, decides on a different medication, or prescribes a few extra pills, you may have medication left over. You may also have a medicine cabinet full of expired prescription and over-the-counter medication from the past.
Unused prescription and over-the-counter medication can be dangerous, especially to children and pets. Unused pain medication can even be a target for theft. This handout tells you how to get rid of your medications safely.
Here are two ways to dispose of your leftover medications:
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