Is it okay to flush old medications?
No. Wastewater treatment plants aren’t designed to remove pharmaceuticals, so flushing them can introduce these compounds into the water environment, where they can impact wildlife and sources of drinking water.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends disposing of expired medications in the trash. To prevent tampering, take the medicine out of its original container and mix with coffee grounds or kitty litter in a plastic bag or other container.FDA drug disposal guidelines

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2. Is it okay to flush old medications?
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