Dispose of my medication

1. Check Expiry Dates: 

Always check the expiry date on medicines; many medicines become ineffective when they pass their expiry date which can be a risk to health. They could also do harm if they are taken by someone they were not intended for.

2. Try to Clear Out Your Medicine Cabinet Every Six Months

It is advisable to check your medicine supplies at least every six months to ensure that you only store those that are in date and still needed, particularly if you take regular prescription or multiple medicines.

3. Don’t Throw Your Meds in the Bin, Down the Sink or Toilet 

Throwing medicines away incorrectly such as in the bin could lead to them being found by children or those that they are not intended for. Flushing meds down the loo or pouring them down the sink poses risks to the environment.

4. Take Old Or Unwanted Meds To Pharmacy

Medicines that are no longer needed, out of date or damaged should be taken to your local pharmacy for safe disposal