Your Annual Medicine Cabinet Cleanup Guide
Expired medicines often don’t work as well, and they can even be harmful. To make sure that you don’t accidentally take an out-of-date medication, you should clean out your medicine cabinet every year, throwing away:
- Any medication that has changed color or formed a residue,
- Aspirin or acetaminophen that is crumbly or smells strange,
- Hydrogen peroxide that no longer bubbles when applied as a disinfectant, and
- Eye drops that have expired.