Check the Package

If there are any specific instructions for disposal on the label, package or package insert, please follow those instructions.  Do not flush any medication down the toilet unless the information on the label, package, or package insert specifically instructs you to do so.

Never place sharps in the trash or recycling, and never flush them down the toilet. Disposing of sharps in the trash or recycling may put trash and sewage workers, janitors, housekeepers, household members, and children at risk of being harmed.

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

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration:, last updated January 24, 2018.

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