Unfortunately, once a med leaves a pharmacy there is a law that states they can not take it back. I work in a specialty pharmacy that only fills oral chemotherapy. It is very very hard to tell patients there is nothing we can do to help them once we have shipped out the med. These chemos are so expensive. I feel so bad for them.
This happened with my Humira too. I had just gotten a new months supply when my dr decided to stop it. It sucks.
Also, someone mentioned flushing what you don't use but this is not recommended. They say to leave it in the bottle but add some water to dissolve it or mix in cat litter or some thing very unappetizing. Then duck tape it well and toss it.
Hope this helps.
I am a 29 yo female, Dx with UC in 97, hospital stays monthly, tons of blood transfusion, bowel rest on TPN, prednisone, asacol, sulfa, imuran, VSP
99- multiple failed remicade treatments, more hospital stays
finally in 2001 had enough and had total colectomy (j-pouch) surgery, 1st step was good, then the reversal was not such a breeze, got peritinitis which was awful!!
the rest of 2001-2006 were amazing!
now having problems again- they are thinking Crohns.- have been on Humira with no luck