Spring Cleaning Your Medicine Cabinet

May 26, 2014 9:30 PM
Spring Cleaning Your Medicine Cabinet
" BOSTON (CBS) – When you think spring cleaning, most think about cleaning out their closets, washing the windows or scrubbing the floors.

Add cleaning out your medicine cabinet to that list.

“I think it’s a good idea if people look in their medicine cabinets at least once a year,” Dr. Nancy Keating, a primary care physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, told WBZ-TV

She says for years, we’ve been telling people to get rid of any expired medications.

It turns out, they may be good past their expiration date.

“Most drugs actually are stable and able to be used especially if they’ve been stored in dry and dark conditions, for up to several years at least,” she said.

“One notable exception is an EpiPen for allergies. That really does need to be replaced every year.”

Dr. Keating said you should get rid of any unused narcotics or antibiotics that could be harmful to anyone else who takes them.

And if you have to get rid of a medication, don’t dump it down the toilet.

“If we put too many medicines in the toilet, these medicines can actually seep into the ground supply and the water supply,” said Dr. Keating "

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