Medicines

Medicines

Storing your medications properly can help keep them working properly and also help prevent poisoning accidents.

 

Safe storage of medications.

The location where the medicine is stored may affect the way it works. Find out how to properly store your medicine so that it does not get damaged.

Take care of your medications.

  • Remember that heat, light, and moisture can damage the medicine.
  • Store your medications in a cool, dry place. You can store them in a dresser drawer or kitchen cupboard, but away from the stove, sink, and any appliances that emit heat. You can also store your medications in a box, on a shelf, or in a closet.
  • If you’re like most people, you probably keep your medications in your bathroom cabinet. However, heat and moisture from showers, tubs, and sinks can damage medications. Your medications may lose strength or go bad before their expiration date.
  • Pills and capsules are easily damaged by heat and moisture. For example, aspirin tablets break down into vinegar and salicylic acid, which can cause stomach irritation.
  • Always keep medicines in their original packaging.
  • Ask your pharmacist for specific storage instructions.
  • Keep your children safe.

Always keep the drug out of the reach and sight of children.

  • Store your medicines in a child-resistant or lockable cabinet.
  • Do not take damaged medication

A damaged medicine can make you sick!

  • Pills that stick together are harder or softer than usual, cracked or chipped pills are not suitable for consumption!
  • Do not take a drug that has changed color, texture, or odor, even if it has not expired
  • Get rid of expired medications
  • Do not flush your medications down the toilet, put them in a special container at the pharmacy

Dosage of drugs

  • Purchase of special dispensing cassettes, so as not to miss a dose, but also not to take too much medication 
  • If you need to take, for example, half a tablet – buy a medicine guillotine

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