The Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP) supports the recommendations of the the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the handling of unused and/or expired patient home medications.
a) Talk to the pharmacist. As the medication expert on the healthcare team, the pharmacist is available to provide guidance on how to properly dispose of unused medications.
b) Check for approved state and local collection programs or with area hazardous waste facilities.
the handling of unused and/or expired patient home medications.
c) Remove and destroy all identifying personal information from the medication container.
d) Follow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommendations for flushing some medications down the toilet; the list can be found at:
ICHP also supports: