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What are some tips for throwing away medications?

If your medicine is expired, you should get rid of it. You should also get rid of medicines that your doctor says you no longer need. Here are some tips for throwing away medicines:
DO put the pills in a container with water and seal it tightly. Some pills do not come in their own container with a lid. If this is the case, put the pills in a plastic drink bottle filled with water and close the cap tightly. Then, throw the container in your household trash.
DO NOT throw the medicine into a sink, toilet or storm drain unless the label on the medicine says to throw it in the toilet.

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