By: Amanda Daniels, PharmD, PGY-2 Pharmacy Resident in Pain and Palliative Care, Hospice of Southern Illinois
October is American Pharmacists Month and we are excited to present to you a series of myths throughout the month by our very own, Amanda Daniels, PharmD, PGY-2 Pharmacy Resident in Pain and Palliative Care! Our series will help expand your understanding of the field and debunk some myths in the field of pharmacy.
MYTH 5: Medications should be kept in the bathroom or near the kitchen sink
Many people like keeping their medications where they can be easily accessed. These spots include in the bathroom cabinet or on the counter near a sink. However, when kept in or near humid environments, your medications have the chance of breaking down more quickly and becoming less effective over time. To prevent this from happening, medications should be stored in a dry, cool area. Nightstands or dressers are a great spot to both store your medications properly and remind you to take your medications each day.
Learn more about our PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency Program: https://hospice.org/pharmacy-residency-program/.