What can be done with medications that are left over after someone dies, or with medications that aren’t being used any more?

It’s not a good idea to flush leftover medications down the toilet, as this pollutes the environment. It’s not a good idea either to keep medications at home, as this can be a safety issue.

It is a good idea to take leftover medications to a pharmacy, so someone there can dispose of the medications properly. Most pharmacies take leftover medications that you want to get rid of. A palliative or home care program in your area may have a procedure for disposing of leftover medications for you to follow.