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Get rid of your old medicines safely

The beginning of the year is a good time to take a look at all of your existing medicines to see which drugs should be eliminated either because they are too old or you do not need them.

The time to dispose of the medicine is usually explained on its packaging (either by expiration or after opening in a month, etc.). In non-descriptive medicines and free samples, the expiration date will be printed or engraved down or on the side of the box, And will be symbolized by the symbol (Exp.) And for medicines that do not have a date of validity and do not know exactly when purchased from last year, it is best to get rid of them.

Always remember that the way medicines are stored affects their validity and therefore loses their effectiveness.

Keeping it in a humid, hot place (such as a toilet) may make the medicine lose its effectiveness even if it has not expired. If it does not turn into toxic substances, for example, tetracycline (antibiotic) and when it is expired it can cause serious kidney problems. Some people get rid of medicines that are finished by the siphon so they will not be poisoned by their children when they find them in the trash, but it is not recommended because it may damage the plants that watered with sewage water and thus damage the animal and human successively. poisoning:

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To get rid of your old medicines safely,

take the following tips when throwing medicines in the trash to protect your children from poisoning:



Dispose of all medicines in their original containers. Make sure that the cans are sealed and that the tablets do not scatter.


Medicine Leak

Place bottles of liquid medicines remaining in the amount of medicine in plastic bags and tie them well so as not to leak medicine in case of refraction of the bottle.


Closed Bin

Put all medicines in a closed bin.


Waste Basket

Dispose of the contents of the waste basket containing medicines at home to those on the street to be emptied by cleaners.