Hi all. I have a quick question. I had to take my grandma down the hill yesterday for a medical proceedure, when we got back to her house yesterday evening, I noticed two boxes of fentanyl patches sitting on her kitchen table. I asked her what they were sitting there for, she said she needs to get rid of them, they were prescribed to my grandfather several years ago, and are waaaay past their expiration date. My biggest concern is that they were sitting right in easy reaching distance of my 3 y/o son. Well, I went ahead and told her I'd help her dispose of them, I'm just a little in the dark as to how to do it. I called down to the pharmacy here in town, and got a very rude person, who only informed me that they cant take them, apparently it's state law that they can't accept them to dispose of them.
I guess this question would be primarily directed for Tina, as I know she lives in Ca, how do you get rid of these old patches? I thought about flushing them, but my grandma is on a septic tank, and I'd hate to think of those things polluting her septic system with the medication, and possibly harming the next guy who goes to pump it. Any ideas? I told her to lock them in her safe for now, I don't want either my son, or any of my neices/nephews to get ahold of them, or my brother, who is not to be trusted around medications. So they're locked up for now, but I promissed her I'd help her get rid of them when we could.