Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out

March 9, 2015 at 11:02 am Leave a comment

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When is the last time you cleaned out your medicine cabinet? Years of sinus infections and winter viruses have a way of leading to an accumulation of various leftover prescriptions from sickness’ past. We count on these prescriptions to sustain our healthy mind on bodies through every season of the year, but what do we do with them after our sickness is over? And how do we properly use them in the first place? If you think it’s time to clean out your medicine cabinet you will need to keep the safety of your body and our environment in mind.

The National Patient Safety Foundation is having their annual Patient Safety Awareness Week Sunday, March 8th– Saturday, March 14th. Their hope is that we can all be united in safety as we promote awareness in how to properly take care of our bodies. This entails knowing your medications, securing your medications, and properly disposing of your medications. We want to keep both our bodies and the environment free from harm and the American Recall Center offers us three simple steps and questions to keep in mind.

  1. Know your medications: Do you take your prescriptions as prescribed and understand all of its possible side effects?
  2. Secure your medications: Are your medications stored in a secure location and how do you monitor their amounts?
  3. Dispose of you medications: Do you know how and where to safely dispose of unused or expired medications? Have you checked to see if any medications are recalled?

For resources on taking the Medicine Cabinet Clean-Put Challenge check out FDA tips on medication disposal (How To Dispose Of Unused Medicines) and American Recall Center’s easy way for checking if medication is recalled (Patient Safety Alerts).

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