Taking Medicines

Frequently Asked Questions

21. What's the best place to store my medications?

Be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist and/or read a medication's label to determine how it should be stored. For example, some medications must be stored in the refrigerator.

The bathroom medicine cabinet is not a good place to store most medications due to the moist, warm conditions that can cause drugs to break down more quickly. Keep medicines in their original containers, and never put more than one kind of medicine in the same container.