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TakeAway Iowa
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Acceptable Not Acceptable
Unused or expired medication, prescription (Rx) or over-the-counter (OTC), including:
  • Pills, tablets, capsules
  • Ointments, creams, lotions and powders
  • Inhalers, nebulizer solutions
  • Liquid medicines 4 oz. or less
    • Solutions, suspensions
    • Liquids must be wrapped in a paper towel and placed in a sealed plastic bag before being placed in a TakeAway container.
Controlled Substances* including Adderall, Vicodin, Demerol, Hydrocodone, MS Contin, Ambien
Any sharps (syringes, lancets, etc.)
Liquids over 4 oz. **
Home based care (HBC) or durable medical equipment (DME) supplies, such as rubbing alcohol.

*Controlled substances cannot be collected in the TakeAway container, however, participating pharmacies may purchase TakeAway envelopes that must be made available at no cost to patients, who would mail back their controlled substance medication for disposal.

** Contact local solid waste agency for disposal options

TakeAway can only accept unused medication from patients or patients’ caregivers. Inventory from a pharmacy or other healthcare center is NOT acceptable.

Questions? Check with your pharmacist.

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