Thursday, April 7, 2011

Throw Away Your Old Medicines Safely

Photo Courtesy of ernes

When was the last time you check your medicine cabinet? You can do it after you read this article if you may. Old and not needed medicines should be discarded properly to avoid serious problems. EXP (Expiration Date) is normally printed on all over-the-counter or non-prescription medicines. Look for it and if it is outdated, toss it in the bin. Remember that expired medicines cannot give the desired effect we are hoping for, but instead it can result to serious cases. Example of this is kidney failure for taking expired tetracycline.

Flushing down the toilet is no longer advisable measure to dispose the medications. These medications can find their way into waterways which could possibly caused abnormalities of fish or sometimes accidental human poisoning.

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