The 3 R’s of Expiring Medication

December 29, 2009 at 10:52 PM Leave a comment

Two-thirds of American’s medicine cabinets contain medications that have expired or are nearly empty, according to a recent study.  The survey found that while 80% of respondents clean out their refrigerators when the seasons change, and 55% clean out their closets, only 42% give their medicine cabinets the same treatment.

Take time to prepare for the season by stocking up on pharmaceuticals to combat colds and allergies, as well as chucking out old medications that may have lost their effectiveness.

1.) Read labels and expiration dates
2.) Remove what’s past its usefulness of effectiveness
3.) Restock with appropriate preparations

Medications, generally, should be stored in a dry place away from sunlight.  Bathrooms are often too damp and humid, which can break down, degrade or decrease the potency.

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Entry filed under: Dental, expiring, medication, Simi Valley.

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