Unused prescriptions can be donated to a local doctors' officer, through foundations like the Star Fish Project and the Afya Foundation. Organizations like Givemedicines.org are also valid options for donating unused medication.Know More
States have varying laws regarding donating prescription medications, and these laws should be checked before donating. Some states allow donations of certain medications or medications donated only by specific groups, such as nursing homes. Other states do not allow any medication donations.
When local donations are not an option, there are organizations that send unused prescriptions to countries that do not have medical care. These organizations can be found online and are often in need of antibiotics, HIV and AIDS medications.Learn more about Medications & Vitamins
The main charities that accept unused contact lenses are MADRE, Goodwill Industries International, Inc., LensCrafters and Lion's Club International. However, not all Goodwill, LensCrafters and Lion's Club locations accept unused contact lenses, so it is important to contact each location before delivering donations.Full Answer >
Iterax is a first-generation antihistamine that is used to treat allergies and anxiety. Due to its sedative effects, it is sometimes used to pre-medicate patients prior to surgery. Its main ingredient is hydroxyzine diHCl.Full Answer >
The best way to dispose of unused medication is through community disposal programs. Otherwise, mixing the medication with a substance such as coffee grounds, sealing it in a container, blacking out all identifying personal information on the bottle and disposing it in a trash can is acceptable, says the FDA.Full Answer >
According to the Breastfeeding Resource Center, using over-the-counter or prescribed allergy medications while breastfeeding is considered safe for the baby. Breastfeeding mothers who are concerned about a decrease in supply should avoid allergy medications that contain psuedoephedrine such as Claritin-D, Allegra-D and Zyrtec-D.Full Answer >