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Chuck out all out of date medicines?

(6 Posts)
Cies Thu 10-Oct-13 18:18:41

I''ve just been through the medicine box and have quite a few things that have expired . Is it a real no no to use them? I'm referring to paracetamol tablets, cough and cols remedies. etc. Not prescription meds. Don't know if it's just a safeguard thing or if the efficiency runs out.

Advice please. smile

Sirzy Thu 10-Oct-13 18:19:29

I would get rid. Probably just an effectiveness thing but even then it's no good keeping them!

nancerama Thu 10-Oct-13 18:20:27

Get rid, but please take them to your pharmacist to do so. Don't just chuck them in the bin, just in case.

Shaky Thu 10-Oct-13 18:21:38

I would take them back to a pharmacy where they can be disposed of safely,rather than chucking them in the household rubbish

Cies Thu 10-Oct-13 18:22:33

Yes, I was going to take to the pharmacy .

Shaky Thu 10-Oct-13 20:02:49

Great.

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