When you’re recovered and no longer need any of the leftover pain medication, having it around the house is a liability for many reasons. So, some method of safe and easy disposal would be great. Unfortunately, flushing these pills down the toilet is not a good idea as they then enter the water supply.
DisposeRx is a packet of powder that you mix with warm water in the bottle with your remaining pills. Just shake them together for 30 seconds and then let the mixture sit for 10 minutes. The unused medication turns into a solid gel which cannot be used, is safe for the environment, and can be thrown away in the trash.
This seemed like such a good idea, that our office manager (thank you, Lisa!) contacted the company (really nice folks in North Carolina) and we now have them available for all of our surgical patients.