Knowledge can mean better health for you and your family.
Knowledge is the best medicine KIBM
Remember when it comes to your health, knowledge is
the best medicine.

The best way to store your medicines

  • Store your medicines in a cool, dry place away from sunlight
    • Heat and moisture (e.g., storage in the bathroom) can damage certain medicines

  • Keep medicines away from children and pets
    • Store them in a place where they cannot see or reach them

  • Only store your medicines in the refrigerator if instructed to do so

  • Do not use your medicines after the expiry date has passed

  • It is a good idea to clean out your medicine cabinet once a year
    • Gather any medicines that
      • are expired
      • are no longer needed
      • are not in their original container
      • have labels that are no longer clear
      and take these medicines to your local pharmacy for disposal

  • To reduce the risk your medications being stolen (especially narcotics) store them in a safe place

  • More information on how and why to dispose of medicines safely


Do NOT throw your medicines in the garbage or flush them down the toilet. Take them to your local pharmacy for disposal.