Safe Use and Disposal of Pain Medication




Pain patients should be aware about the safe use and disposal of their medication. It is important for patients to lock up and never share their medicine. It also is important patients only obtain their medication through a physician.

To properly dispose of unused or expired medication, please contact your city or county to determine if there is a medicine take-back program in your area. If there is no take-back program in your area, you can dispose of your medication by flushing them down the sink or toilet at home.

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Total care of the surgical patient before, during and after surgery.


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The ASA does not employ physician anesthesiologists on staff and cannot respond to patient inquiries regarding specific medical conditions or anesthesia administration. Please direct any questions related to anesthetics, procedures or treatment outcomes to the patient’s anesthesiologist or general physician.