Azstarys is a brand-name capsule that’s prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Azstarys contains the active drugs serdexmethylphenidate and dexmethylphenidate. It belongs to the central nervous system stimulant drug class.
Azstarys is FDA-approved to treat ADHD in adults as well as children ages 6 years and older.
You’ll find key information about Azstarys below.
- Drug form: Oral capsule
- Generic available? No
- Prescription required? Yes
- Controlled substance? Yes
- Year of FDA approval: 2021
Azstarys is available only as a brand-name medication. It’s not currently available in generic form.
A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Generics usually cost less than brand-name drugs.
Azstarys contains two active drug ingredients: serdexmethylphenidate and dexmethylphenidate.
Other drugs are available that can treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Some may be a better fit for you than others. If you’re interested in finding an alternative to Azstarys, talk with your doctor. They can tell you about other medications that may work well for you.
Note: Some of the drugs listed here are used off-label to treat these specific conditions. Off-label drug use is when a drug that’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is prescribed for a purpose other than what it’s approved for.
Alternatives for ADHD
Examples of other drugs that may be used to treat ADHD include:
- mixed amphetamine salts (Adderall)
- lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse)
- methylphenidate (Concerta, Ritalin)
- dexmethylphenidate (Focalin)
- dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine)
- atomoxetine (Strattera)
- clonidine (Kapvay)
- guanfacine (Intuniv)
- bupropion (Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL)
Azstarys can cause mild or serious side effects. The following lists contain some of the key side effects that may occur while taking Azstarys. These lists do not include all possible side effects.
For more information about the possible side effects of Azstarys, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They can give you tips on how to manage any side effects that may concern or bother you.
Note: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tracks side effects of drugs it has approved. If you would like to notify the FDA about a side effect you’ve had with Azstarys, you can do so through MedWatch.
Mild side effects
Mild side effects* of Azstarys can include:
- decreased appetite
- nausea or vomiting
- abdominal pain
- decrease in weight
- feeling irritable
Most of these side effects may go away within a few days to a couple of weeks. If they become more severe or do not go away, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
* This is a partial list of mild side effects from Azstarys. To learn about other mild side effects, talk with your doctor or pharmacist, or view the drug’s prescribing information.
Serious side effects
Serious side effects from Azstarys are not common but can occur. Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.
Serious side effects of Azstarys and their symptoms can include:
- Heart problems, which can be life threatening. Symptoms can include:
- Increased heart rate. Symptoms can include:
- Increased blood pressure. Symptoms can include:
- blurry vision
- Mood problems, such as psychosis (trouble recognizing what is real and what is not real) or mania (state of heightened energy). Symptoms can include:
- hearing voices
- changes in behavior or thoughts
- worsening of current mood
- Priapism (painful, long lasting erections). Symptoms can include:
- penis pain
- erection lasting longer than 4 hours
- Problems with blood circulation. Symptoms can include:
- numbness or tingling in your fingers or toes
- fingers or toes that are blue or paler than usual
- Growth suppression in children (lack of growth or weight gain in children taking Azstarys).
- Allergic reaction.*
- Risk of misuse and dependence.†
* To learn more, see “Allergic reaction” below.
† Azstarys has a
Side effects in children
Azstarys is approved for use in children ages 6 years and older with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In most cases, children taking this medication will experience side effects similar to those in adults.
However, children may be at an increased risk of growth suppression from taking Azstarys. This means that your child may not grow or gain weight as they should while taking this medication.
If you’re concerned about side effects your child may have with Azstarys, talk with their doctor.
As with most drugs, some people can have an allergic reaction after taking Azstarys. This side effect was not reported in clinical trials of this drug, but it has occurred since the drug was approved.
Symptoms of a mild allergic reaction can include:
A more severe allergic reaction is rare but possible. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction can include:
- swelling under your skin, typically in your eyelids, lips, hands, or feet
- swelling of your tongue, mouth, or throat
- trouble breathing
Call your doctor right away if you have an allergic reaction to Azstarys, as the reaction could become severe. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.
The Azstarys dosage your doctor prescribes for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will depend on several factors. These include:
- the severity of the condition you’re taking Azstarys to treat
- your age
- side effects you experience from Azstarys
- other medical conditions you may have
Typically, your doctor will start you on a low dosage. Then they may adjust it over time to reach the amount that’s right for you. Your doctor will ultimately prescribe the smallest dosage that provides the desired effect.
The following dosing information describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended. However, be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to fit your needs.
Drug forms and strengths
Azstarys comes as an oral capsule and is available in three strengths:
- 26.1 mg/5.2 mg, which is 26.1 milligrams (mg) of serdexmethylphenidate and 5.2 mg of dexmethylphenidate
- 39.2 mg/7.8 mg, which is 39.2 mg of serdexmethylphenidate and 7.8 mg of dexmethylphenidate
- 52.3 mg/10.4 mg, which is 52.3 mg of serdexmethylphenidate and 10.4 mg of dexmethylphenidate
Dosage for ADHD
Azstarys is approved for use in adults with ADHD. The recommended starting dosage is one 39.2-mg/7.8-mg capsule each morning. After 1 week, your doctor may increase your dosage to 52.3 mg/10.4 mg each morning.
Here are the recommended dosages of Azstarys for children with ADHD.
Children ages 6–12 years
The typical Azstarys dosage for children ages 6–12 years is one 39.2-mg/7.8-mg capsule of Azstarys each morning.
If the medication does not work as well as it should, your child’s doctor may increase the dose to 52.3 mg/10.4 mg. In some cases, they may decrease the dose to 26.1 mg/5.2 mg.
Your child’s doctor will likely adjust the dose only after your child has been taking Azstarys for at least 1 week. The maximum recommended dosage for children ages 6–12 years is 52.3 mg/10.4 mg each morning.
Children ages 13 years and older
The recommended starting dosage of Azstarys for children ages 13 years and older is one 39.2-mg/7.8-mg capsule each morning. After 1 week, your child’s doctor may increase the dose to 52.3 mg/10.4 mg.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Azstarys, talk with your doctor or pharmacist about when to take your next dose. In some cases, they may recommend taking your dose as soon as you remember. However, if it’s almost time for your next dose, they may have you skip the missed dose. Then you would take your next dose the following morning as scheduled.
To help make sure that you do not miss a dose, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or using a timer. You could also download a reminder app on your phone.
Will I need to take this drug long term?
Azstarys is meant to be used as a long-term treatment. If you and your doctor determine that Azstarys is safe and effective for you, you’ll likely take it long term.
As with all medications, the cost of Azstarys can vary. The actual price you’ll pay depends on your insurance plan, your location, and the pharmacy you use.
Keep in mind that you may be able to get a 90-day supply of Azstarys. If approved by your insurance company, getting a 90-day supply of the drug could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company.
Before approving coverage for Azstarys, your insurance company may require you to get prior authorization. This means that your doctor and insurance company will need to communicate about your prescription before the insurance company will cover the drug. The insurance company will review the prior authorization request and decide if the drug will be covered.
If you’re not sure whether you’ll need to get prior authorization for Azstarys, contact your insurance company.
Financial and insurance assistance
If you need financial support to pay for Azstarys, or if you need help understanding your insurance coverage, help is available.
To learn more about saving money on prescriptions, check out this article.
You may be able to get Azstarys through a mail-order pharmacy. Using this service may help lower the drug’s cost and allow you to get your medication without leaving home.
If recommended by your doctor, you may be able to receive a 90-day supply of Azstarys, so there’s less concern about running out of the medication. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order medications.
If you do not have insurance, you can ask your doctor or pharmacist about online pharmacy options.
Azstarys is not available in a generic form. A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Azstarys.
How long do the effects of Azstarys last?
Azstarys is meant to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) throughout the day.
Azstarys has two medications in it: serdexmethylphenidate and dexmethylphenidate.
Serdexmethylphenidate can work for 13 hours to treat symptoms of ADHD. This is because it’s released slowly during the day.
Dexmethylphenidate is immediate release. This means that it begins to act quickly, often within 30 minutes of taking a dose of Azstarys.
If you have additional questions about how long Azstarys may work for you, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Is Azstarys a stimulant?
Yes, Azstarys is a stimulant medication. Specifically, Azstarys is a central nervous system stimulant. This means that the drug works in the brain to increase alertness and help you focus if you have ADHD. Most medications used to treat ADHD are stimulant drugs.
You can talk with your doctor about the right treatment for your ADHD.
Can young children take Azstarys?
Azstarys is approved for use in children ages 6 years and older with ADHD. The medication should not be used in children younger than that. This is because it’s unknown whether Azstarys is safe or effective for them.
Other ADHD treatments are available for children younger than age 6 years. You can ask your child’s doctor for additional information.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves prescription drugs such as Azstarys to treat certain conditions.
Azstarys for ADHD
Azstarys is approved to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults as well as children ages 6 years and older.
ADHD is a common condition that may start in early childhood and continue into adulthood. It can cause difficulty focusing, impulsive behaviors, and overactivity.
Your doctor can test you or your child for ADHD. Symptoms of ADHD may include:
- fidgeting or squirming
- difficulty concentrating
- difficulty following instructions
- trouble organizing
- being easily distracted
- interrupting others
For more about ADHD, you can visit our mental health hub.
Effectiveness for ADHD
Azstarys is an effective treatment option for ADHD in adults as well as children ages 6 years and older. For information on how Azstarys performed in clinical trials, see the drug’s prescribing information.
Azstarys and children
Azstarys is approved to treat ADHD in children ages 6 years and older. For details and symptoms of ADHD, see “ADHD explained” above.
To learn about the effectiveness of Azstarys for ADHD, see “Effectiveness for ADHD” above.
There are no known interactions between Azstarys and alcohol. However, it’s possible that drinking alcohol may worsen the side effects of Azstarys. This is because alcohol and Azstarys can cause similar side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.
Before starting treatment with Azstarys, be sure to tell your doctor if you have a history of alcohol misuse or dependence. Misusing alcohol means consuming it even though it may affect you negatively. Being dependent on alcohol means that your body has gotten used to having it, and you need alcohol to feel as you usually do.
It’s possible to misuse Azstarys and become dependent on the drug.* If you have a history of alcohol misuse or dependence, you may be at an increased risk. Your doctor may monitor you more often than usual for symptoms of misuse and dependence during your treatment.
If you are interested in drinking alcohol while taking Azstarys, talk with your doctor about how much alcohol, if any, is safe for you.
* Azstarys has a
Azstarys can interact with several other medications. It’s not known to interact with supplements or foods.
Different interactions can cause different effects. For instance, some interactions can interfere with how well a drug works. Other interactions can increase side effects or make them more severe.
Azstarys and other medications
Below is a list of medications that can interact with Azstarys. This list does not contain all drugs that may interact with Azstarys.
Before taking Azstarys, talk with your doctor and pharmacist. Tell them about all prescription, over-the-counter, and other drugs you take. Also, tell them about any vitamins, herbs, and supplements you use. Sharing this information can help you avoid potential interactions.
If you have questions about drug interactions that may affect you, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Drugs called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) may be used to treat depression or other mood disorders. Taking Azstarys with an MAOI may cause a hypertensive crisis (extremely high blood pressure). This can lead to problems such as heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure, all of which may be life threatening.
Due to this risk, doctors will typically not recommend taking Azstarys within 14 days of taking an MAOI. Examples of MAOIs include:
- selegiline (Emsam)
- tranylcypromine (Parnate)
- isocarboxazid (Marplan)
- phenelzine (Nardil)
- linezolid (Zyvox)
- methylene blue (Provayblue)
Blood pressure medications. These drugs help manage high blood pressure. Azstarys may decrease the effects of blood pressure medications, so they may not work as well as they should. Examples of these drugs include:
- angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors), such as lisinopril (Zestril)
- angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) such as losartan (Cozaar)
- thiazide diuretics, such as hydrochlorothiazide
- potassium-sparing diuretics, such as furosemide (Lasix)
- calcium channel blockers, such as verapamil (Calan SR)
- beta-blockers, such as metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL)
- alpha-2 receptor agonists, such as clonidine (Catapres-TTS-1)
Certain anesthetics. Anesthetics are drugs that may be used during surgery. Certain anesthetics called halogenated anesthetics might make high blood pressure or an increased heart rate more likely to occur than usual. Examples of anesthetics that may interact with Azstarys include:
- isoflurane (Forane)
- desflurane (Suprane)
- sevoflurane (Ultane)
Risperidone. Risperidone (Risperdal) is a medication that may be used for certain mood disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. In some cases, you may be taking Azstarys and risperidone. If your dosage of either drug (or both drugs) is changed, your risk of side effects from both drugs may increase.
Specifically, you can experience movement disorders, which may also be called extrapyramidal symptoms.
Azstarys and herbs and supplements
There are not any herbs or supplements that have been specifically reported to interact with Azstarys. However, you should still check with your doctor or pharmacist before using any of these products while taking Azstarys.
Azstarys and foods
There are not any foods that have been specifically reported to interact with Azstarys. If you have any questions about eating certain foods with Azstarys, talk with your doctor.
You should take Azstarys according to the instructions your doctor gives you.
Azstarys comes as a capsule that you should swallow whole with water. If you cannot swallow the capsule, you can open it and sprinkle the contents into 2 tablespoons of applesauce.
You can also mix the capsule contents into 2 ounces of water.
Be sure to swallow the applesauce or drink the water within 10 minutes of mixing Azstarys into it. You should not store the mixture.
When to take
You’ll likely take your dose of Azstarys once each morning. Taking the medication around the same time of day helps keep a steady level of the drug in your body. This helps Azstarys work effectively.
To help make sure that you do not miss a dose, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or using a timer. You could also download a reminder app on your phone.
Accessible labels and containers
If your prescription label is hard to read, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. Some pharmacies offer labels that have large print, braille, or a code you scan with a smartphone to convert text to speech. If your local pharmacy does not have these options, your doctor or pharmacist may be able to direct you to one that does.
If you have trouble opening medication bottles, ask your pharmacist if they can put Azstarys in an easy-open container. They also may be able to recommend tools that can make it simpler to open lids.
Taking Azstarys with food
You can take your dose of Azstarys with or without food.
Can Azstarys be crushed, split, or chewed?
You should not crush or chew Azstarys capsules. If possible, swallow them whole with water. If you cannot swallow the capsules, you can open them and sprinkle the contents into applesauce or water. (See the top of this “How to take Azstarys” section for details.)
Azstarys is approved to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults as well as children ages 6 years and older. ADHD can lead to difficulty focusing, impulsive behaviors, and overactivity. The cause of ADHD is not known, but certain factors may increase the risk of the condition. These factors can include brain injury, low birth weight, and a family history of ADHD.
Azstarys is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that treats symptoms of ADHD. It’s not known exactly how CNS stimulants work to do this.
Azstarys contains two active drug ingredients: serdexmethylphenidate and dexmethylphenidate. Dexmethylphenidate is an immediate-release stimulant that begins working right away to treat ADHD symptoms.
To continue managing your symptoms, serdexmethylphenidate is released slowly into your body throughout the day. In fact, your system slowly converts serdexmethylphenidate into dexmethylphenidate, which then treats your ADHD symptoms.
If you’d like to learn more about how Azstarys works, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
How long does it take to work?
Azstarys begins working within 30 minutes of taking your dose to treat ADHD symptoms. It continues working for 13 hours.
It’s not known whether it’s safe to take Azstarys during pregnancy. At this time, there have not been any clinical trials of pregnant females* to determine if there’s a risk of congenital anomalies. (These anomalies are commonly known as birth defects.)
There have been clinical trials of methylphenidate during pregnancy. (This is a drug that’s similar to Azstarys.) When methylphenidate was given to pregnant females, there was no increased risk of congenital anomalies.
Animal studies have been done using dexmethylphenidate, which is one of the active drugs in Azstarys. The offspring of animals given dexmethylphenidate during pregnancy had slowed bone development and decreased fetal weight.
Animal studies have also been done with the other active drug in Azstarys: serdexmethylphenidate. The results did not show any risk of congenital anomalies when serdexmethylphenidate was given during pregnancy. However, it’s important to note that animal studies do not always indicate what may happen in humans.
If you’re pregnant or planning a pregnancy, ask your doctor if Azstarys is right for you.
* Sex and gender exist on spectrums. Use of the term “female” in this article refers to sex assigned at birth.
A pregnancy registry is available for pregnant people taking Azstarys or other attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications. The registry is a collection of data. It helps determine what effects a drug may cause if it’s taken during pregnancy. Your doctor can help you sign up for the National Pregnancy Registry for ADHD Medications by calling 866-961-2388. You can learn more on the registry website.
It’s unknown whether Azstarys is safe to take during pregnancy. If you’re sexually active and you or your partner can become pregnant, talk with your doctor about your birth control needs while you’re taking Azstarys.
For more information about taking Azstarys during pregnancy, see the “Azstarys and pregnancy” section above.
It’s unknown whether it’s safe to breastfeed while you’re taking Azstarys. This is because it’s unknown whether Azstarys passes into breast milk or the effects the drug may have on a breastfed child.
Clinical trials of methylphenidate, another ADHD medication that’s similar to Azstarys, show that the drug does pass into breast milk. No side effects were seen in breastfed children. And the milk production of the pregnant person was not affected. However, it’s not known what long-term side effects may occur.
You can talk with your doctor to determine whether it may be safe to take Azstarys while you’re breastfeeding. If you decide to breastfeed during your treatment, you and your doctor can monitor your child for certain symptoms. This is because it’s unknown if Azstarys will cause side effects in your child. These side effects may include low body weight, decreased appetite, and agitation (acting fussier than usual).
This drug comes with several precautions.
FDA warning: Risk of drug misuse and dependence
Azstarys has a
Note: Azstarys is a controlled substance. Controlled substances are drugs the federal government monitors due to the risk of misuse or dependence.
Risk of drug misuse
Azstarys is a type of drug called a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. CNS stimulants have a high risk of drug misuse. Misusing a medication means taking it for a purpose other than how your doctor prescribed it.
Symptoms of drug misuse can include:
- increased heart rate
- breathing faster than usual
- high blood pressure
- decreased appetite
- abdominal pain
If you develop any of these symptoms while taking Azstarys, talk with your doctor right away. Misusing the medication could lead to addiction. (With addiction, you feel as if you cannot stop taking a drug even though it may be harming you.) It’s also possible to develop an addiction to Azstarys if you take the medication as your doctor prescribes.
Misusing Azstarys can also increase your risk of overdose and, in some cases, death. Due to this risk, your doctor will discuss your medication history with you before you start taking Azstarys. In certain situations, they may recommend a different treatment option for you.
Risk of drug dependence
CNS stimulants such as Azstarys also have a high risk of dependence. Drug dependence can occur when your body gets used to having a medication, and you need the drug to feel as you usually do.
To learn more about Azstarys and dependence, see the “Azstarys withdrawal and dependence” section below.
Before taking Azstarys, talk with your doctor about your health history. Azstarys may not be right for you if you have certain medical conditions or other factors affecting your health. These include:
- Heart problems. Be sure to tell your doctor about any heart problems that you may have, including structural heart problems and heart disease. This medication can increase your risk of serious heart problems, such as a heart attack or stroke. If you already have heart problems, taking Azstarys may worsen them. Your doctor may monitor you more often than usual or recommend a different treatment option.
- High blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, tell your doctor before starting treatment with Azstarys. The medication can increase your blood pressure further. Before you take Azstarys, your doctor will likely prescribe a blood pressure medication if you’re not already taking one. Then they’ll monitor your blood pressure throughout your treatment. This can help prevent it from becoming too high.
- Mood problems. If you have mood problems or a family history of them, tell your doctor before taking Azstarys. (Examples of mood problems include bipolar disorder and depression.) This medication can worsen symptoms of certain mood problems. Your doctor can monitor you for changes in your mood during your treatment with Azstarys. In some cases, they may recommend a different medication.
- Circulation problems in your fingers or toes. Be sure to tell your doctor whether you have any circulation problems, such as Raynaud’s disease. Azstarys can cause problems with circulation. So, if you already have circulation trouble, taking Azstarys may worsen your condition. Your doctor may monitor you more often than usual or recommend a different treatment option.
- Allergic reaction. If you’ve had an allergic reaction to Azstarys or any of its ingredients, your doctor will likely not prescribe Azstarys. Ask your doctor what other medications may be better options for you.
- Pregnancy. It’s not known whether it’s safe to take Azstarys during pregnancy. For more information, see the “Azstarys and pregnancy” section above.
- Breastfeeding. It’s not known whether it’s safe to take Azstarys while you’re breastfeeding. For more information, see the “Azstarys and breastfeeding” section above.
Note: For more information about the potential negative effects of Azstarys, see the “Azstarys side effects” section above.
Taking more than the recommended dosage of Azstarys can lead to serious side effects. Do not take more Azstarys than your doctor recommends.
Symptoms of an overdose can include:
- nausea or vomiting
- anxiety or agitation
- tremors or muscle twitches
- increased heart rate
- high or low blood pressure
- heart problems, such as palpitations
What to do in case of overdose
If you think you’ve taken too much of this drug, call your doctor. You can also call America’s Poison Centers at 800-222-1222 or use its online tool. However, if your symptoms are severe, call 911 or your local emergency number, or go to the nearest emergency room right away.
It’s possible for Azstarys to cause drug dependence. In fact, Azstarys has a
In addition, Azstarys is a controlled substance. Controlled substances are drugs the federal government monitors due to the risk of misuse or dependence.
Drug dependence can occur when your body gets used to having a medication, and you need the drug to feel as you usually do. This can happen even if you take Azstarys exactly as your doctor prescribes. The risk of drug dependence may increase if you take a high dose of Azstarys or take the medication for a long time.
If you become dependent on a medication, such as Azstarys, and then stop treatment, you may experience withdrawal symptoms. These occur because your body is used to having the drug, and you’re no longer taking it. Examples of withdrawal symptoms may include:
Due to the risk of withdrawal symptoms with Azstarys, talk with your doctor if you’re considering stopping treatment. They can advise you on how to stop taking the medication safely. Your doctor can also monitor you for withdrawal symptoms.
* For more information, see “FDA warning: Risk of drug misuse and dependence” in the “Azstarys precautions” section above.
When you get Azstarys from the pharmacy, the pharmacist will add an expiration date to the label on the bottle. This date is typically 1 year from the date they dispensed the medication.
The expiration date helps guarantee that the medication is effective during this time. The
How long a medication remains good to use can depend on many factors, including how and where you store the medication.
You should store Azstarys capsules at a room temperature of 68–77°F (20–25°C). If needed, you can keep the medication at 59–86°F (15–30°C) for a short time. Be sure to store Azstarys in a tightly sealed container. Avoid keeping this medication in areas where it could get damp or wet, such as bathrooms.
If you no longer need to take Azstarys and have leftover medication, it’s important to dispose of it safely. This helps prevent others, including children and pets, from taking the drug by accident. It also helps keep the drug from harming the environment.
This article provides several useful tips on medication disposal. You can also ask your pharmacist for information about how to dispose of your medication.
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