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Home Storage

Patients should be educated on how to safely store their medications at home to prevent theft or accidental poisoning.

Store in a cool dry place
  • Kitchens and bathrooms are poor choices due to the humidity.
  • If there is cotton in the medication bottle, remove and throw the cotton away. The cotton can absorb moisture and affect the medication, once opened.
Lock up your medications
  • Lock medications within a safe, cabinet, or lockable box.
  • Store refrigerated medications in a lockable box, away from food items.
Do not share your medications with anyone else
  • Federal law prohibits the sharing of any prescription medication.
  • Don't share your medications, it's illegal!

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