CSEVideos


Your Bathroom Medicine Cabinet Is a Bad Place to Keep Medicine

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by Ghada Ali youssef, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. Ghada Ali youssef

    Ghada Ali youssef Golden Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2016
    Messages:
    2,489
    Likes Received:
    92
    Trophy Points:
    4,175
    Gender:
    Female
    Practicing medicine in:
    Egypt

    A medicine cabinet is a great place to keep grooming tools or toiletries, but despite the name, it’s a terrible place to store medications. The temperature and humidity of a bathroom can make medications go bad more quickly than they otherwise would.

    Many drugs, especially those in pill form, can last for a long time (even longer than their expiration dates, in many cases). But that’s only if they’re stored in good conditions: cool, dry, dark places. Bathroom medicine cabinets fail two out of three: they tend to be hotspots for high temperatures and humidity.

    A dresser drawer or a kitchen cabinet (away from the stove, of course) would be a better place. Also think about who can access the medications, since you’ll want to keep them away from kids and pets. It’s not unreasonable to keep meds in a lockbox to thwart marauding toddlers, and the FDA recommends locking up anything that might appeal to curious teens.

    5397d5ca278ca590ce014822683b1b35.jpg
    Source
     

    Add Reply

Share This Page

<