How can you safely get rid of expired drugs?

Asked By: Tressie Emmerich
Date created: Sun, Jan 31, 2021 9:52 AM
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The best way to dispose of most types* of unused or expired medicines (both prescription and over the counter) is to drop off the medicine at a drug take back site, location, or program immediately.
Answered By: Jennifer DuBuque
Date created: Mon, Feb 1, 2021 11:55 AM

How to safely dispose of unused or expired medicine

How to safely dispose of unused or expired medicine
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Commonly misused drugs that dilate the pupils include:

  • amphetamines.
  • bath salts.
  • benzodiazepines.
  • cocaine and crack cocaine.
  • crystal methamphetamine.
  • ecstasy.
  • ketamine.
  • LSD.
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You can bring your medication in pill or solid form in unlimited amounts as long as it is screened. You can travel with your medication in both carry-on and checked baggage. It's highly recommended you place these items in your carry-on in the event that you need immediate access.
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Four weight-loss drugs have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for long-term use:

  • Bupropion-naltrexone (Contrave)
  • Liraglutide (Saxenda)
  • Orlistat (Xenical)
  • Phentermine-topiramate (Qsymia)
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Follow these steps:

  1. Remove the drugs from their original containers and mix them with something undesirable, such as used coffee grounds, dirt, or cat litter…
  2. Put the mixture in something you can close (a re-sealable zipper storage bag, empty can, or other container) to prevent the drug from leaking or spilling out.
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Most of the U.S. imports of drugs come from Mexican drug cartels. In the United States, around 195 cities have been infiltrated by drug trafficking that originated in Mexico.
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Drugs interfere with the way neurons send, receive, and process signals via neurotransmitters. Some drugs, such as marijuana and heroin, can activate neurons because their chemical structure mimics that of a natural neurotransmitter in the body. This allows the drugs to attach onto and activate the neurons.
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One of the most likely reasons someone might have pinpoint pupils is the use of narcotic pain medications and other drugs in the opioid family, such as:

  • codeine.
  • fentanyl.
  • hydrocodone.
  • oxycodone.
  • morphine.
  • methadone.
  • heroin.

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