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How to Store Medicines

  • Keep medicines in a cool, dry place, away from light.
    Heat, moisture and light might make a medicine not work as well. After getting a pill, put the cap back on the bottle. It is important to keep medicine out of the bathroom or over the stove as heat, steam or water could ruin it. 

     
  • Some medicines should be stored in the refrigerator.
    Put medicines in the refrigerator only if the label tells you to. Freezing can ruin some medicines so remember to keep medicines out of the freezer. 

     
  • Keep medicines out of your car.
    Hot or freezing temperatures can ruin medicines. 

 

Watch this video for more information on how to store your medicines: