Health & Safety

September 14, 2012

Ask the Doc – September 14, 2012

TRICARE PLUS. . .

Q. Can I dispose of my old or unused medications by just throwing them in the trash?

A. No. It is important that medications are disposed of properly to avoid harm to others. You may dispose of most medications by mixing with unpalatable substances such as kitty litter or used coffee grounds; place the mixture a container such as a sealed plastic bag and throw container in your household trash. Some medications are especially harmful and may not be disposed of in the trash, even when mixed with other substances. These medications include: Abstral, Actiq, Avinza, Daytrana, Demerol, Diastat, Dilaudid, Dolophine, Duragesic, Embeda, Exalgo, Fentora, Kadian, Methadone, Methadose, Morphine, MS Contin, Nucynta ER, Onsolis, Opana, Opana ER, Oramorph SR, Oxecta, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Percocet, Percodan and Xyrem. These medications may be flushed down the sink or toilet when no longer needed. Another way to dispose of your medications is through a Drug Take-Back program. All medications, including especially harmful medications, may be dropped off with this program for proper disposal. Nellis AFB will be holding its next DEA Drug-Take Back Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at The Exchange entrance.

Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil.

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