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Oct 7, 2020

Mind Your Meds

Safely using and disposing of pain medications protects you, your loved ones and your community. The Mind Your Meds program is designed for caregivers and older adults like you! It can help increase your confidence about managing your medications and disposing those that you no longer use or that are expired.

Mind Your Meds in 4 easy steps!

1) Watch our Mind Your Meds presentation. Click on the arrow “play” button below to get started.

2) Take a few minutes and let us know what you think!

3) Use what you have learned to review your medications and dispose of any expired or unused medications. Use these resources for safe disposal:

Follow these simple steps to dispose of medicines in the household trash. 1) Mix medicines (do not crush tablets or capsules) with an unpalatable substance such as dirt, cat littler or unused coffee grounds; 2) Place the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag; 3) Throw the container in your household trash; 4) Scratch out all personal information on the prescription label of your empty pill bottle or empty medicine packaging to make it unreadable, then dispose of the container.

Credit: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/ensuring-safe-use-medicine/safe-disposal-medicines

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