Check the Package

Follow any specific instructions on the prescription drug labeling, or patient information that accompanies the medicine. Do not flush medicines down the sink or toilet.

To protect your privacy, consumers are reminded to remove all personally identifiable information on medication labels or packaging before disposing of Unwanted Medicines.

Follow any storage instructions provided by your healthcare provider, and any written instructions provided with your medication or listed on its packaging. In addition, many government agencies provide information regarding safe storage of medication. Possible sources include the National Institutes of Health’s information page and the CDC’s information page.

For more information about safe disposal of Unwanted Medicines, please see the U.S. Food & Drug Administration information page and the Drug Enforcement Administration information page.

Please ensure that whatever method you select for disposal complies with the law, including local laws and regulations.