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Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet For Improved Health

Posted: April 26, 2019

We’re coming to the end of the month, which we have learned is Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Month. This is a good practice for any month of the year, but it’s good to see there is time set aside for awareness. When it comes to weight management, medicine is important for those who use it as part of their programs. Ridding your inventory of expired meds can ensure you follow a healthy regimen.

Take a day to go through what’s in your medicine cabinet and check all the labels. Depending on the sources you consult, you don’t want to keep anything over a year old. If you’re unsure about outdated medicines, consult with your physician.

An easy way to determine if medicines have gone bad is to detect a foul smell or discoloration on the tablets or capsules. If something looks off, you definitely don’t want to consume it. The meds may have lost their potency or could cause more harm than good.

When you have determined what in your cabinet should go, don’t toss out entire bottles with pills inside. You may be able to recycle containers, but any expired meds should be ground and mixed with dirt or another inedible substance to prevent ingestion.

For questions about medically supervised weight loss and weight management, the experts at Bon Secours are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our programs.

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