How should I store Aspirin Low-Dose?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Low-dose aspirin (sometimes referred to as baby aspirin) is aspirin that comes in 81-milligram (mg) tablets. It should be stored tightly closed, in the container it came in. Keep it away from moisture, heat, or sunlight. The hot, steamy air that pours out of the shower or bath when you start toweling off is as good for your aspirin as it would be for a polar bear. The best place to store it is in a room temperature, dry place that’s out of reach of the little ones. Anything small and round looks like candy to little kids, and some adults, too! Also, if your low-dose aspirin starts smelling like vinegar, even if it’s before the expiration date, don’t use it. Throw it out.
Usually, you will want to keep Aspirin Low-Dose in a dry place, away from heat. Find a spot to store this drug at room temperature. The humidity in your bathroom is often high and does not make it an ideal place to store any medication. For additional details, read the Aspirin Low-Dose package label.

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