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Old 06-04-2019, 04:29 PM
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Thoughts on storing over the counter meds long term-

I picked up different types of over the counter meds (solid pills) from Sams - opinions on storing them long term? leave in sealed bottles?...seal the bottle in mylar with oxygen eaters?....take pills out of bottles, store in mylar with oxygen eaters?...or food saver bags-then the mylar??

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Cool, dark, dry.

Your idea of sealing them unopened in a mylar bag with an oxy absorber would work well. Even better would be opening and repackaging them with an oxy and moisture absorber both and then the mylar.

I once opened a bottle of Ibuprofen from Sam's that I had bought a few years before and found it infected with fungus. Sealed bottle but had been kept in a bathroom cabinet, albeit that particular room was not often used to shower or bath in so ambient humidity should not have been a major issue.

If anything is in foil 'trays' where you punch the meds out as needed I would leave them as is and do mylar, etc overpack.

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thanks, think I will open bottles, repack (into smaller food packs with mylar and oxygen eaters..don't have anything for moisture...will get those ordered and repack in the future with them
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Open once only, other than for use. Get the moisture absorbers ordered and available, and THEN repack. Otherwise you are exposing them to moisture and oxygen every time, even if only fairly briefly.

What you want are silica gel packets, like these:

https://www.amazon.com/silica-gel-pa...ca+gel+packets

Cheap insurance if you ask me.

Best of luck. Good to see someone thinking about these things. Heck, may have to add this regimen to the next medical book. Completely overlooked how to properly store meds for the long term.

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