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Where should I store my medication?

The bathroom medicine cabinet is the worst place to keep medication. The humidity and warmth can break down the formulations, rendering them ineffective. Heat and light can weaken them too. A great place for medications is on the top shelf of a dark, cool linen closet. A high kitchen cabinet (one that’s not above the stove or refrigerator) is another possibility. But don’t forget that some enterprising tykes like to push chairs over to kitchen counters and climb.

From The Smart Parent's Guide: Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents by Jennifer Trachtenberg.
 
The Smart Parent's Guide: Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents

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