Medicines - how to dispose of these

How can I dispose of medicines safely?

The best way to dispose of medicines that are no longer needed is to return them to your pharmacist.

This service is available at every pharmacy, it is free-of-charge and some pharmacies may even carry out local collections. Try to return unwanted medicines in their original packaging where possible, as some medicines need special handling.

Never dispose of medicines down the toilet or sink. Medicines  disposed of in this way can become a hazard to the environment and water supply.

If in doubt, ask your local pharmacist who will be able to give you good advice.

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