Expired medical products can be less effective or risky due to a change in chemical composition or a decrease in strength. Certain expired medications are at risk of bacterial growth and sub-potent antibiotics can fail to treat infections, leading to more serious illnesses and antibiotic resistance. Once the expiration date has passed there is no guarantee that the medicine will be safe and effective. If your medicine has expired, do not use it.
The CDC reports that 50,000 young children end up in emergency rooms each year because they got into medicines while an adult wasn’t looking.
If you notice your medicines have expired, you can dispose of them this weekend. On Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can dispose of your medicine in the following Plano locations:
- Clark High School
- Plano Senior High School
- Plano East Senior High School
- Plano West Senior High School
If you cannot drop it at a “responsible collection” place, follow this:
For more information:
Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know
Source: Internet, CDC, Medical News & Others
The views expressed in this article should not be considered as a substitute for a physician’s advice. Always make sure to seek a doctor or a professional’s advice before proceeding with the home treatment plan.