Did you know that moisture can affect the potency, and toxicity of your pharmaceuticals?
Too much humidity can compromise the potency and effectiveness of pharmaceuticals, leading to degradation or even toxicity in some products.
Exposure to light, humidity, and extreme temperatures can break down both prescription and over-the-counter drugs, making them less effective and – in rare cases – even toxic. To keep your medicines safe and effective, most medicines should be stored at room temperature between 59 to 77 degrees °F, in a cool, dry place.
Many people keep their medicine in a medicine cabinet in the bathroom. But the medicine cabinet in your bathroom is regularly subject to too much humidity to be an effective storage solution.
To store your medications safely you need to control the conditions they are stored in, especially when it comes to humidity. Eva-Dry makes dehumidifiers that can keep the humidity where you store your medicines at safe levels without exposing them to any harmful chemicals.
The World Health Organization recommends optimal conditions related to humidity. According to the WHO, relative humidity levels should be at least 60 percent or lower. By meeting this requirement, you can be sure your pharmaceutical items are stored properly.
Best Practices for Pharmaceutical Product Storage:
- Must have the appropriate conditions of temperature, humidity, and light.
- Must keep out of reach of children.
- Should be clean and dry.
- Should be free of accumulated waste and pests.
- Should protect materials and products from the weather.