WHAT'S IN THE Medicine CHEST?

The best place to keep prescription medicines is in the medicine chest.

True or False?

The correct answer is False. Exposure to heat and humidity in the bathroom may cause deterioration of medicines kept in the medicine chest.

For example, recent studies have shown that Tegrotol (an anticonvulsant agent also used by many physicians to treat mood disorders) may lose its effectiveness in as little as 2 weeks of exposure to high humidity at normal room temperature.

In general, medications should be kept tightly capped, out of the reach of children, and in a cool, dry, dark place. Some
medications may require special methods of storage.

Check with your doctor or pharmacist.

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