In summer, high temperatures, many drugs will deteriora […]
In summer, high temperatures, many drugs will deteriorate or expire in advance after exposure. The pharmacy staff reminded
the public that the deteriorating drugs could not be taken, and the public should try to keep them in a cool place when
"A bottle of capsules bought last year, when found open, all found together, I don't know if I can still eat." Ms. Yao of
Liushi Town said that this bottle of vitamin E capsules was placed on a shelf near the window sill, and the bottle was found
when opened. The capsule inside was sun-dried, and although there was a one-year shelf life, the smell of the drug changed.
The pharmacy staff introduced that the capsules and sugar-coated tablets all contain a certain amount of water. When the
temperature rises, they tend to stick together. In addition, high temperatures can degrade the proteins contained in various
vaccines, serums, and enzyme preparations, and the efficacy is reduced or invalidated. “In the summer, ultraviolet
radiation, combined with air oxidation, drugs are prone to deterioration.”
The reporter learned that the instructions for the drug will indicate the storage conditions and storage temperature, and at
the same time pay attention to avoiding light, moisture and sealed storage. Different drugs should be stored separately. If
there are conditions, it is best to use the family first aid kit to save the medicine. Conduct regular inspections. Do not
take if the drug is found to be degraded, deliquescent, mildewed or expired.