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Getting rid of medications in a safe way will keep them from:
Many municipalities hold medication take-back days or have specific ways for getting rid of old medications. Call your town office or local police department for more information.
If the label on the medication gives instructions on how to get rid of it, follow those.
Otherwise, follow these steps:
Before throwing out the empty container, use a permanent marker to black out your personal information to protect your privacy.
Do not flush any medication down the toilet unless the label says to.
Your state may have additional information regarding medication disposal:
Last Updated: Thursday March 14th 2019