Do any of you ever get a prescription drug and then never use it for one reason or another & end up having to throw it out?
My GI gave me 6 sample boxes of Lialda last year. I didn't want to change to it from my Colazal. He said it was basically the same drug as my Colazal but the benefit was that I'd only have to take it once a day. Well, considering Lialda was a brand name & would be more expensive to buy I decided not to take it and stuck with my Colazal instead.
Anyway, I was just cleaning out my "medicine box" and found those samples of Lialda. The expiration on 2 of the boxes was 2009 but on 4 of the boxes they're still good through this year. I feel bad throwing them out knowing there are people out there who can't AFFORD medication, you know? But a pharmacy or my doctor wouldn't take the drugs back for obvious reasons.
I don't have a question here...I just wanted someone to know I felt guilty today.
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 32
(misdiagnosed with IBS in 2002)
Current Rx's: Imuran; Colazal; Librax; multivitamin; Probiotic; Omega-3 Fish Oil; V-D; Cranberry pills; Slow Fe
Secondary conditions: swelling ankles, extreme fatigue, mouth ulcers, joint pain
Previous/occasional Rx's: Prednisone, Flagyl, Levaquin, Xifaxan, Carafate
4/7/09: Gall bladder removal laproscopic surgery (gall stones)