After your transplant, follow the tips outlined below to store your medication.
Read storage instructions as soon as you get your medication. Certain medications may have special storage instructions, such as keeping them in the refrigerator.
Moisture, heat, and light may be bad for some of your medications. Unless instructed otherwise, keep them in a cool, dry place.
Don't store medication in the bathroom or kitchen or the glove compartment of your car, and don't carry medication in your pocket.
If you take multiple medications, use a daily reminder pack or pill box.
Ask your pharmacist if the pills or capsules you take must be stored in their original containers.
Ask your pharmacist for tips on the best way to get rid of expired medications — do not throw them in the toilet or trash, as this can pollute landfills, endanger animals, and contaminate ground water.
Never store medications near a hazardous substance, and keep your storage area locked and away from pets and children.
Never take medication that has changed color, has an unusual odor, or seems in any way suspicious.
Always replace tops to medication containers after each use.