What are “unwanted” medications?

These are medicines either purchased by you or your family and no longer required, or prescribed by a doctor for a previous condition no longer present.

“Out of date” medicines should also be returned for disposal. (Consumers should always check the Expiration Date on medicines). It is dangerous to assume that previously used medicines are suitable for new ailments. You should always consult a pharmacist or doctor before taking medicines prescribed for another condition. It is preferable to discard (return) medicines no longer of immediate use. “Out of date” medicines are potentially dangerous. Chemical changes to some medicines after their use-by date can result in toxic products. Out of date medicines should be returned for disposal.