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CraftyKid
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Seems like I'm full of questions lately...well here's another!

I have heard that extreme hot temperatures or extreme cold temperatures, or water can affect the effectiveness of BCPs. I think once upon I time I also heard that storing them in the bathroom is a bad idea because of moisture from showers.

So where would be a good, safe place to store them in the house?

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Molias
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If your pills come in a blister pack, where you have to pop them through foil to take them, they should be safe from moisture; I don't see any reason not to keep them in the house.

Honestly, any temperature you feel comfortable in should be fine for your pills. Leaving them in a car for several sunny days on end might be a problem, but normal home temperatures will be fine.

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Most kinds of medication will come with storage instructions. You're right that birth control pills should not be stored in extreme temperatures or in the damp.

If the bathroom gets steamy and damp, it's probably better not to keep them in the bathroom. Also, make sure they're not in direct sunlight or literally right next to or on top of a heater. If there are young children or pets in the house who might be able to get into medication, then it should also be stored away from them. Other than that, most places in the average house will be just fine [Smile] Maybe a drawer of yours would do the trick?

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CraftyKid
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Thanks for the tips Molias and Redskies [Smile]

A drawer sounds like a good spot to keep them.

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