Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

 

It’s easy to accumulate medications that pain reliever from when you had your root canal, or the cough syrup from your cold last winter, but what should you hold onto and what should you toss away? The US Food and Drug Administration says the medicine cabinet is not really the best place to keep things. They say that humidity and temperature fluctuations can let moisture in if the bottles aren’t sealed correctly. When deciding to throw out medicines you should look to see if the tablets look crushed or discolored or cracking – even though they’re within date they may have been exposed to temperature fluctuation. And, when going through your medicine cabinet, also make sure to check the expiration date on items like sunscreen, makeup, and even floss. For more information on how to properly dispose of your medications, head to fda.gov/drugs

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