Prescription medication is secured from the time it leaves the manufacturer until the time it’s dispensed at a pharmacy. At that point it becomes our responsibility to safely store medication at home.
More Safe Storage Tips
- Make sure visitors keep their medicine out of sight.
- Store medication as directed. Usually that means a cool dry place, not a kitchen or bathroom where things can get hot and humid. But sometimes they need to be refrigerated. Ask your pharmacist if you’re unsure.
- Always use the original container the medicine came in. Make sure the label remains attached and all child-resistant caps are secured.
- Do not combine medications into one bottle.