Safety is important not only when you take medication but when you dispose of it. To reduce the chance that someone else uses your medication or that you accidentally take it when it’s past the expiration date, you should be aware of the proper way to get rid of it.
Taking medication past its expiration could at the very least lead to ineffectiveness but it may also become toxic. Properly disposing of medicine could help prevent serious or fatal consequences.
Her are 5 tips Here are ps on safely disposing medication:
- only flush drugs down the toilet if the label or instructions indicate to;
- put medication into a bottle with a lid or a plastic sealable bag and dispose them in the trash;
- take advantage of any programs your community may offer to take back medication;
- remove pills from bottles/containers and throw them out separately (however, remove identifying information on the bottles/containers); and
- dissolve pills in water by crushing them.
If you have questions or concerns about a potential medication mistake that has led to severe injuries, contact a Kentucky medication attorney. You may be able to file a claim and collect compensation for the damages you have suffered.
Contacting a Kentucky Medication Attorney
A Kentucky medication attorney at Gray and White can help you handle every aspect of your medication error claim. If you’ve become the victim of a medication error in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case – 888-450-4456 or 502-210- 8942.