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    We are having a really bad heat wave in New England. Hot and humid for 4 days. Today is the second day.

    I was just in a cupboard to get something and saw my meds. I put them all in a bag and temporarily moved them to an air conditioned room. Heat degenerates meds.

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    Thanks for reminding us!

    Would putting them in the fridge work, do you think?
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    I think it depends on the individual meds. Most say to keep in a “cool, dry place” without setting parameters on the cool. I just realized that where I had mine was not a good place for a heat wave.

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    Putting them in the fridge is probably not a good idea -- it's cold and damp in there. Keeping them with you in a room with an air conditioner, or at least a fan, is your best option.

    People also should know that even though bathrooms have medicine cabinets -- the bathroom, especially if that is where you take a bath or shower, is a really bad place to store your meds, too! It is always damp in there!

    I store mine in a nightstand..a small cabinet beside my bed...

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    Thanks for this reminder. One I needed. I need to think where I have mine.
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