November 17, 2003
Make sure safety seals are in place before you buy
(HealthDayNews) -- When shopping for and taking over-the-counter medications, play it safe.
The University of Iowa offers these tips:
- Check that all safety seals and tamper-proof features are in place before buying the medications.
- Follow the directions on the label. They're there for your protection.
- Store medications in cool, dry places that kids can't reach.
- Throw out expired medications; they may have lost their potency.