What do you do with old medications? Where is the best place to keep them? Here are a few places to go for resources.
This is a good article on where to keep – and where not to keep – your medications. Heat can lessen the effects of many medications, and in some cases, can break them down into undesirable compounds that might make you sick. Especially in this summer heat, you should never leave your medications in a vehicle. You also should not store your medications in the bathroom, as exposure to heat, light and moisture can damage them as well.
Heat, Medications Don’t Mix – Baylor College of Medicine online
What about medications that are no longer needed? Included in my water bill this month, I had a flyer for the Take Back Meds Program. On Saturday, October 29, you can drop off old medications at three different locations. This is a great way to clean out your medicine cabinet and not worry about putting substances in the public water supply. Check out the flyer below.