posted on Apr, 18 2007 @ 01:52 PM
Just some thought about medications:
As many have said a cool dry place is where you want to store them.
As far as expiration dates go: I beleive that when considering dry medications like Tylenol the expiration date is conservative. But given the lack of
information out there, I lean towards replacing them. Liquid medications are a no brainer as far as I am concerned and should be changed frequently.
Some medications like asparin to breakdown chemicaly (smells like vinegar) and while it may not hurt you, its not going to help either.
It is expensive, but if you go to a Costco etc and buy in bulk its alot cheaper. Once bad things go down, and you no longer have acess to fresh meds,
then you make a decision as to using it or not. Untill then I keep stuff as fresh as possible so it lasts as long as possible.
Don't be afraid to hunt around looking for the longest expiration date you can find.