To use medicines safely, the instructions on the packaging must be followed. The text on the packaging and instructions for use in packages of medicine procured in Finland are in Finnish and Swedish only; information on the safe use of such medicines is not communicated to those who speak other languages and use the Cyrillic alphabet. Without instructions and information on the content or strength of the pharmaceutical product, using the medicine can be dangerous in the worst of cases.
The transport of medicines by private persons or organisations who lack the expertise, or temperature-controlled equipment, for example, entails inherent risks. In the worst of cases, medicines, such as insulin, which is crucial for the survival of its users, can lose their effectiveness when exposed to excessively high temperatures.
Medicines that are inappropriate for a specific use, or are otherwise unusable, are hazardous waste. Hazardous waste is harmful for the environment, and its disposal is expensive. Please bring all expired or unnecessary medicines to a pharmacy for disposal.