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Health Tip: Store Medications Safely

Health Tip: Store Medications Safely

10/07/11

(HealthDay News) -- Storing medications properly can help preserve them and help keep them from getting into the wrong hands.

The Cleveland Clinic offers these medication-storage recommendations:

  • Follow storage instructions on the medication. Unless otherwise specified, keep them in a cool, dark and dry place.
  • Avoid leaving medications in your car, bathroom or near any source of water or dampness.
  • Refrigerate medications only if it says to do so on the label.
  • Make sure all medications are stored safely out of a child's reach.
  • If using a pill organizer, make sure all medications are easily identified.
  • Keep medications in original containers with lids tightly closed; dispose of medications that are expired or those you no longer need.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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