How to dispose of insulin pens? Can they be tossed in the trash?

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Post by Guest »

I have a dumb question.

We’re coming up on 28 days for my sons insulin pens. How are these to be disposed? Can they be tossed in the trash?

Post by Christa »

Only needles need to be handled with care (call your sanitation department for disposal rules). Used pens go in trash. I use them until they’re empty or don’t work well. But you’re brand new so follow your dr’s instructions.

Post by Dawn »

Yes, but I use mine until they are gone (usually two months) I have never had one lose effectiveness.
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