• Make sure your medication is within the expiry date.


    • Be sure that medications are out of reach of any children or anyone who might misuse them. This is especially true of medications that look like water or soft drinks.


    • Check to see that medications needing refrigeration are stored in an area where they will not freeze. Make sure the medications are kept separate from other foods. You might want to store them in a box or container that sets them apart.


    • Take medication where there is good light so the medicine label can be seen clearly.


    • Store medicine in its original container. Do not mix different medications together in the same container. This will make it difficult to identify during an emergency.


    • Store all medicines in one designated location together. The location should be a dry and cool place. The kitchen and bathroom are bad places to store medicine because of the heat and moisture generated. You may need to use a locked cabinet or box. If you must keep your medicines in the bathroom, keep the containers tightly closed. If you store medicines in a kitchen, keep them away from the stove, sink, and any hot appliances.


    • Do not share medications prescribed to you with others.


    • Discard any medication that has expired or that your physician has discontinued. Also, if there is no label on the container, throw out the medication. Be sure to return your unused medication to the pharmacist/Surgery


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