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Cleaning Out Your Home Medicine Cabinet: Safe Medication Storage & Disposal

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Medicine can become less effective over time, so it's important to periodically check the expiration dates on the items in your medicine cabinet. To properly dispose of old medicines, mix them into an undesirable substance like kitty litter or used coffee grounds, then place the mixture in a sealed plastic bag, and place that bag into the trash. For more information about medicine expiration and tips for disposing of medications, visit FDA.gov.

Store medicine safely around children

Keep medicine out of sight and reach after every use to help protect your children from accidental medicine poisoning.