Where is the Best Place to Store Medicines?

by in Kitchen Sink February 27, 2008

undefinedDid you know that the worst place to store your medicine, both prescription and otherwise, is the medicine cabinet? This is because the bathroom is both warm and humid, wonderful when you are congested or have a cough, but terrible for the shelf life of your medicine.

This is especially true for tablets and capsules, which can quickly lose their potency before their expiration date. Also make sure to remove the cotton ball that comes in the top of some containers as this can attract moisture and bacteria. A cool and dark place away from the bathroom, like a linen cabinet or a dark Tupperware container stored out of children’s reach (of course) is a better option for storage.

Author: Dr. Emily Gonzalez, Naturopathic Physician

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