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Question of the Day 4-12-07

post #1 of 21
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Do you throw out unused prescriptions or save them for when you might need them again?
post #2 of 21
I have a lot of them saved but I should really throw them out. I don't think I've used any of them and some are probably expired.
post #3 of 21
Depends on what they are.
Some things, when stored properly are still good for every bit of their shelf life.
Antibiotics though should be thrown out if unused (though when prescribed, you are supposed to take them all)
post #4 of 21
Depends on what they are. If they are an antibiotic no, I will toss them if there are any left. But if it is a pain medication, I will keep them until they reach their expiration date.
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
I am a saver. I have meds from my wisdom teeth for a while. I finally got rid of them since I couldn't imagine needing them. Then I hurt my foot!
post #6 of 21
I don't really have any prescriptions. When I get prescribed stuff, I usually take it all.
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by catlover19 View Post
I don't really have any prescriptions. When I get prescribed stuff, I usually take it all.
Same here.
post #8 of 21
I have some strong pain killers that I have when I had an injury, I didn't use them all as didn't need them but thought I would keep them just in case. Never know, they could come in handy!!!
post #9 of 21
I always finish my medicines. I learned the hard way years ago that by not finishing the medications mean a repeat of the cold.

Mom would save them and reuse them especially cough medicine.
post #10 of 21
I keep mine, I have already had a pinched nerve on a Saturday, and those save percs came in handy!
post #11 of 21
Depends on how good the prescription was
post #12 of 21
Right now I don't have any prescriptions, but when I do I keep them till they expire.
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by catlover19 View Post
I don't really have any prescriptions. When I get prescribed stuff, I usually take it all.
Ditto. I'm seldom sick enough to require medication, though. One of my mutant powers is the ability to very rarely get sick. (My other "mutant powers" are the ability to heal fairly quickly -- not like Wolverine fast, but faster than most folks I know -- and the ability to recognize any random combination of names and faces and immediately know what movie or television show that person was in, even if I never personally saw that movie/TV show myself. I must use that power only for good. )
post #14 of 21
I am a saver, until the expiration date anyways. I just read something about how people shouldn't flush old medicine down the toilet because it is getting into the water supply, so now I am not sure what I'll do with old medicine.
post #15 of 21
I have never had an unsused prescription
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by lakeriedog View Post
I am a saver, until the expiration date anyways. I just read something about how people shouldn't flush old medicine down the toilet because it is getting into the water supply, so now I am not sure what I'll do with old medicine.
Check with your pharmacy. All the major chains around here will take your old prescriptions and expired OTC meds and dispose of them safely.

We don't have much need for prescriptions [touch wood]. Antibiotics get used up as instructed. Pain killers get kept until the expiry date, and then disposed of safely.
post #17 of 21
I use them all up when I get them!!!
post #18 of 21
Yes!! I look like a pharmacy!! I save everything....lol. I catch myself even saving the refrigerated things(my daughters amoxil)
post #19 of 21
i have the pain pills from when I had my suregery for my wisdom! I have them as a just in case lol, mind u they are 2 different pills and prescriptions
post #20 of 21
I only save ones that sould be good for a bit. Otherwise they just clutter my already limited cabinet space!
post #21 of 21
I don't recall ever having a prescription, if I did I would take it all or throw it out.
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