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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