Clean your medicine cabinet

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All week long we are sprucing up before spring!  Getting rid of clutter in the pantry. Makeup drawers and today your medicine cabinet. Dr. Kristine Nanagas is a Toxicologist at IU Health and is answering questions about cleaning up your medications.


Reasons and tips to clean your medicine cabinet

  • 45 – 75% of people who are prescribed opiates will not finish their prescription – instead, they keep the medicine at home and even share it with friends/family who might have a painful condition.
  • Safe storage of medications is vital – it`s estimated that 9,500 children under the age of six are hospitalized each year from accidental exposure to prescription medications.
  • Take back sites are the only guaranteed way to safely get rid of the drugs that need to come out of your medicine cabinet.
  • Common medications with dangerous interactions/side effects – cold medications are a common source of potential side effects and overuse.


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