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Medical Waste Disposal After Omalizumab Injection

Hello all,
My mother is undergoing Asthma treatment and the doctor has prescribed Omalizumab injection for her. Now she is feeling much better. Her wheezing and breathing problem has reduced. I need some suggestions on how to dispose of those injections. I've heard that they should be disposed of with care. Also found a few articles with such kind of information http://www.gorillabins.ca/blog/precautions-to-be-taken-while-disposing-medical-wastes/. But it seems to be complicated. Is there any simple method to dispose of them safely??

  1. Hi Concetta and thanks for posting your question. Disposing of medical waste is a challenging task. Medical facilities, doctors' offices, and free standing laboratories all deal with it. They have strict guidelines and there are detailed regulations for them to follow in order to dispose of the medical paraphernalia (syringes, gloves, needles, etc.) in a safe and responsible manner.
    Although the volume you generate at home, while caring for you mother, is no doubt smaller, there are still safe practices for you to follow. My suggestion would be to contact the physicians who provide your/her care as a starting point. After that, you may want to look on the internet and see what local guidelines you'll need to adhere to. Once you're all set up, I don't think you'll find it's unreasonable.
    Please check back with us and let us know how you (and she) are doing.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

    1. Thank you Leon for your valuable suggestion.. I'll contact my physician today and do like what they say. Will inform you once everything is set up. Thanks again 😀

      1. It's my pleasure, Concetta. We will look forward to hearing from you again.
        Warm regards, Leon (site moderator)

        1. You can check on your city/town waste disposal page. They will indicate what you need to do with your sharps (syringes). If you receive your medication from a mail order company, when you order it you can ask them to send you a sharps container.


          1. Hi Madge, and thanks for joining in the conversation here. We appreciate your input and suggestions!
            All the best,
            Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

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