Where Do You Keep Your Medicine?


Where do you keep your medicine? Preferably, not in the medicine cabinet in a bathroom! Surprisingly, the medicine cabinet in a steamy, moist bathroom is the worst place to keep any medicine; prescription or over-the-counter (OTC). The heat and moisture in a bathroom can make medicines weaker.

Medicines should be kept in the kitchen or in another room free of moisture, in a high, secure cabinet protected from sunlight and heat.

Remember to keep prescription and OTC medicines away from children. It's safest to add child-resistant locks to the cabinets where medicines are stored, as children can climb on chairs and counters to reach high cabinets. Also, keep all medicines in their original child-resistant containers. That way, you can also see the expiration date of the medicine and instructions for use on the container.

Created on July 1, 2008

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