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How to Store Medications the Right Way

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As we age, our health becomes frail, and we will need medications to help keep us healthy, prevent diseases, reduce symptoms, or treat illnesses. So, it is not uncommon for the elderly to have multiple medications. But for these medications to work as intended, they need to be stored properly.

Avoid keeping your medications in cabinets above stove tops, ovens, kettles, and other appliances that emanate heat. Avoid keeping them in bathroom cabinets, too, as heat from the shower and moisture can damage them.

Always store them properly after using and don’t leave them on countertops or tables. Do not place them on shelves that are easily accessed by kids or pets, as they may think these medications are candies or treats.

With the help of a caregiver in Maryland, you can properly store your medications. They can advise you on where you can put it for easy access but still consider that it is safe from pets, children, high temperatures, and moisture.

Make sure that you have a storage space where it is cool, dry, and away from sunlight, heat, and other harsh conditions to prevent your medications from going bad early and to avoid preventable poisoning incidents.

Remember that certain medications may require specific instructions, so always check with your doctor or pharmacist.

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