Medicines recommended for disposal by flushing

 

This list from FDA tells you what expired, unwanted, or unused medicines you should flush down the sink or toilet to help prevent danger to people and pets in the home. Flushing these medicines will get rid of them right away and help keep your family and pets safe.

FDA continually evaluates medicines for safety risks and will update the list as needed.

 

 

 

 

Medicine

Active Ingredient

Abstral (PDF - 1M), tablets (sublingual)

Fentanyl

Actiq (PDF - 251KB), oral transmucosal lozenge *

Fentanyl Citrate

Avinza (PDF - 51KB), capsules (extended release)

Morphine Sulfate

Buprenorphine Hydrochloride, tablets (sublingual) *

Buprenorphine Hydrochloride

Buprenorphine Hydrochloride; Naloxone Hydrochloride, tablets (sublingual) *

Buprenorphine Hydrochloride; Naloxone Hydrochloride

Butrans (PDF - 388KB), transdermal patch system

Buprenorphine

Daytrana (PDF - 281KB),transdermal patch system

Methylphenidate

Demerol, tablets *

Meperidine Hydrochloride

Demerol, oral solution *

Meperidine Hydrochloride

Diastat/Diastat AcuDial, rectal gel [for disposal
instructions: click on link, then go to "Label information"
and view current label] 

Diazepam

Dilaudid, tablets *

Hydromorphone Hydrochloride

Dilaudid, oral liquid *

Hydromorphone Hydrochloride

Dolophine Hydrochloride (PDF - 48KB), tablets *

Methadone Hydrochloride

Duragesic (PDF - 179KB), patch (extended release) *

Fentanyl

Embeda (PDF - 39KB), capsules (extended release)

Morphine Sulfate; Naltrexone Hydrochloride

Exalgo (PDF - 83KB), tablets (extended release)

Hydromorphone Hydrochloride

Fentora (PDF - 338KB), tablets (buccal)

Fentanyl Citrate

Kadian (PDF - 135KB), capsules (extended release)

Morphine Sulfate

Methadone Hydrochloride, oral solution *

Methadone Hydrochloride

Methadose, tablets *

Methadone Hydrochloride

Morphine Sulfate, tablets (immediate release) *

Morphine Sulfate

Morphine Sulfate (PDF - 282KB), oral solution *

Morphine Sulfate

MS Contin (PDF - 433KB), tablets (extended release) *

Morphine Sulfate

Nucynta ER (PDF - 38KB), tablets (extended release)

Tapentadol

Onsolis (PDF - 297KB), soluble film (buccal)

Fentanyl Citrate

Opana, tablets (immediate release)

Oxymorphone Hydrochloride

Opana ER (PDF - 56KB), tablets (extended release)

Oxymorphone Hydrochloride

Oxecta, tablets (immediate release)

Oxycodone Hydrochloride

Oxycodone Hydrochloride, capsules

Oxycodone Hydrochloride

Oxycodone Hydrochloride (PDF - 100KB), oral solution

Oxycodone Hydrochloride

Oxycontin (PDF - 417KB), tablets (extended release)

Oxycodone Hydrochloride

Percocet, tablets *

Acetaminophen; Oxycodone Hydrochloride

Percodan, tablets *

Aspirin; Oxycodone Hydrochloride

Suboxone (PDF - 83KB), film (sublingual)

Buprenorphine Hydrochloride; Naloxone Hydrochloride

Xyrem (PDF - 185KB), oral solution

Sodium Oxybate

Zubsolv (PDF - 354KB), tablets (sublingual)

Buprenorphine Hydrochloride; Naloxone Hydrochloride

 

*These medicines have generic versions available or are only available in generic formulations.


FDA continually evaluates medicines for safety risks and will update the list as needed.  

List revised: November 2013


1Consumers are advised to check their local laws and ordinances to make sure medicines can legally be disposed of with their household trash.

For specific drug product labeling information, go to DailyMed or Drugs@FDA.


 

Created on April 10, 2012

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