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What should I do with leftover medication from my baby's birth?

Leftover pain medication can be extremely dangerous if taken when it was not prescribed. It should not be used for sleep, headaches, hemorrhoids or any other condition not related to this delivery or surgery. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends the safest way to get rid of opioids is to flush them down the toilet. (Note: This is not recommended for most other medications.) NEVER share prescription pain medication with anyone, not even family members.

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