What’s in your medicine cabinet? Here are 10 recommended products that you may consider stocking in your medicine cabinet to keep you and your family healthy.
Regardless of what is in your medicine cabinet, it is very important you store your medications according to the product labeling. You can usually find this information at the bottom of the product label.
Know that heat, air, light, and moisture may damage your medicine. Store your medicines in a cool, dry place. If you are like most people, you probably store your medicine in a bathroom cabinet. Unfortunately, the heat and moisture from your shower, bath, and sink may damage your medicine. Your medicines can become less potent, or they may go bad before the expiration date.
Always keep medicine in their original container. It is recommended to always inspect your medication for changes in color, texture, or smell. Do not take pills that stick together, are harder or softer than normal, or are cracked or chipped.
Check the expiration date on your medicine. Appropriately, throw out medicines that are out of date.