how do you keep your medicine

@hotsummer (10449)
Philippines
February 2, 2009 9:47am CST
well i think that taking care of our medicine supply is really important matter. do you have one place that you keep all your medicine supply. i don't have actually medicine cabinet. i just made my own storage room or drawer for them. but i usually change drawer for my medicines if i feel or i think it would be better to change location. cause one time all my vitamins in bottles just melted inside the bottle specially the Vitamine E. and so i make sure now that i keep all those vitamin bottle inside the refrigerator. cause i feel that the hot weather in my country in the philippines cause those medicines to melt and ruined before their expiration date. And besides that i make sure that they are still within their allowed time for storage. but there are some medicines once opened should be consumed within a month and not for the expiration mentioned or indicated on the bottle. like the cough syrup. once opened, it is not all used up within a month i think that we should discard them already. What about you. Are you very careful on how you keep or store your medicines. i think we should need much knowledge on the efficacy of the medicines once opened and the safety mostly.
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4 responses
@hanah87 (1846)
• Malaysia
4 Apr 09
I keep in my small bag.
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
10 Apr 09
that is very good and nice idea . to put them all in one bag
@lovesummer (1162)
• Malaysia
2 Feb 09
i do, i keep in all in a container, But once in a while i will clean my stuffs and throw away those expired one.. i keep those in one place so that it is easier for me to find my medicine when i need them for emergency. i mean i live with my roommate but most of the time i am like alone so it is better for me to keep it wise..
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
10 Apr 09
yes it is a good ides to check once in a while the medicines that out of date and those still within the expiration date. i do that too and it takes some time to check it all but it is very important. cause we don't want to drink any expired medicines. though some may not be harmful if taken after its allowed date but it is not effective any more and will not help us cure or relieve us of our problem or disease .
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
2 Feb 09
All of our medicine is in the closet in the bathroom. It is on a shelf that my daughter can't reach. It stays pretty cool and dry in the closet.
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
10 Apr 09
it is a good idea to put in the cabinet inside the bathroom. but i have small bathroom that is why i don't put any cabinet inside the bathroom. i just instead put it in ref. luckily there are no kids around here.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
2 Feb 09
We keep it out of the reach of our children. It is usually kept out of sunlight. And it is almost always in the medicine cabinet in the bathroom. We follow the directions given either on the bottle or by our dr. I usually follow the "use by" date on the bottles.
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
10 Apr 09
yes it is important to remember to put away all those medicines from the sunlight cause the effectiveness or efficacy of the medicines is affected by the exposure to sunlight too.