Pharmacy: Expired medical screening

Medications must be disposed of after the expiration date. Even if they seem outwardly perfectly. Expiration dates on drug packages are, in fact, other than the date of minimum durability of foodstuffs, far more than just a recommendation.

On each pack of the medicine, an expiration date must be applied, characterized by the indication of "suitable bis". In General, industrially-produced drugs are up to five years suitable. If a package is once opened, can shorten the grace period, depending on the preparation in a few weeks. This grace period is, for example, note in the case of eye drops, since the drops can quickly contaminate.

"Again and again, experts say self-proclaimed, that one could take medicines after the expiry date without risk. This is falsch", Mathias Arnold, Vice-President of the ABDA &ndash says; Federal Union of German associations of Pharmacists e. V.

Be disposed of tablets, capsules, ointments, juices & Co easily via the household waste. In the toilet or the drain, they may not be poured, because they can in rivers, streams and lakes, and this unnecessary burden. Instead, residues of Medications can be normally with the rest of the waste. In almost all municipalities in Germany, this is burned nowadays. In order for medicines to be disposed of remains safe.


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