Unused prescriptions can be donated to a local doctors' officer, through foundations like the Star Fish Project and the Afya Foundation. Organizations like Givemedicines.org are also valid options for donating unused medication.Continue Reading
States have varying laws regarding donating prescription medications, and these laws should be checked before donating. Some states allow donations of certain medications or medications donated only by specific groups, such as nursing homes. Other states do not allow any medication donations.
When local donations are not an option, there are organizations that send unused prescriptions to countries that do not have medical care. These organizations can be found online and are often in need of antibiotics, HIV and AIDS medications.Learn more about Medications & Vitamins
Topical steroids, which may be available as prescriptions or over the counter as hydrocortisone acetate 1 percent cream, are the best type of anti-itch cream, according to About.com. Unlike topical anesthetics and topical antihistamines, which cause contact dermatitis and allergic reactions respectively, topical steroids hardly cause any side effects.Full Answer >
Patients may have anywhere from 30 days to 12 months to fill prescriptions. The expiration ultimately depends on the medication the script is written for; the time frame is usually based on the medical use of the prescription and its potential for abuse or dependency, which may vary by state.Full Answer >
Pharmacies track prescriptions using a prescription drug monitoring program. The monitoring programs are specific to each individual state and enforced by local state regulatory and law enforcement agencies. The state agency charged with tracking the information releases it to authorized individuals for professional purposes.Full Answer >
It is possible to receive discounted Stendra if the patient is eligible for the Stendra savings card, the patient can save between $15 and $75 per prescription on their next 12 Stendra prescriptions. Patients can also receive coupons from pharmacies such as Kmart, Kroeger and Target, according to Good RX.Full Answer >