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Medicine Cabinet

Posted Date: 9/9/2010

As always, consult a physician before taking any medication. It is also very important to keep all medications out of the reach of children, in child-safe containers.

  • Prescription medications – If used regularly, be sure to have an adequate supply and store it properly. Ask your pharmacist if you’re unsure how a medication should be stored.
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  • Headache/Pain/Fever reducers – aspirin, acetaminophen (ie, Tylenol), ibuprofen (ie, Motrin, Advil).
  • Stomach/bowel problem products – antacid (ie, Tums, Mylanta), Pepto Bismol, imodium.
  • Allergy and sinus medication – Benadryl, Sudafed, cough medicine.
  • Health and hygiene items – Toothpaste, dental floss, sunscreen, vitamins/supplements, aloe (for sunburns).
  • First Aid – band-aids, hydrogen peroxide, gauze, bacitracin/polysporin, ace bandages.
  • It’s important to know what NOT to keep in your medicine cabinet – Almost everything in there has an expiration date, including sunscreens and over-the-counter medications. Remember to check the expiration dates of everything in your cabinet periodically, throw out items which are expired and replace them with new ones. And, throw out those empty prescription bottles and band-aid boxes!

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