Where to keep medicines

Have you ever wondered how to store my medications? What to use as the home kit? How long can I use these or other drugs?

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Medicines that say: «Store at temperatures from 0 to +8 degrees» should be stored in the fridge (not the freezer). Keep in this way need insulin, liquid medications, vaccines, candles, herbal infusions and decoctions.

Do not store medications in the kitchen: smoke and Chad formed there, can be damaged. In addition, the kitchen is often warm, and most drugs do not like high temperatures. The direct sunlight is also harmful, so no need to allocate the space first aid kit on the windowsill. Most of the drugs stored in a dark place, away from sources of heat, silnopahnuschih products and household chemicals.

Experts advise to divide the kit into two pieces: one to hold the funds for external use (ointments, creams, lotions, disinfectants), the other for internal use (tablets, medicine, pills, etc.).

You should not store the drugs without the annotation and packaging. So as not to shake the whole Cabinet to find the right drug, you can make a list and put it in a box.

It is not desirable to use a first aid kit plastic bag or kitchen drawers. It is better to take a roomy box (plastic or wood), which is well closed.

Whatever played the role of kit, to keep her there, where under no circumstances get children. Better in the closet, which is locked or anywhere so far and high, never come across children in the eyes.

Drugs, like products, have a shelf life. If the conditions of storage, pills and potions it is possible to use specified packing date.

Some funds have no specific expiration date – it depends on when they opened. For example, eye drops «live» no longer than months from the date of first use, the medicine in an open vial – a day at the most. It is therefore important to read the manual to anyone, even the most simple means.

Sometimes the same drug, but different manufacturers, can vary the shelf life. But expired medicines cannot be used in any case!

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