• Do not keep medicine in the medicine cabinet! Ironically, the medicine cabinet in a steamy, moist bathroom is not the best place to keep any medication - prescription or otherwise. The room's moisture can make medications less potent. It's best to keep medicines in a hall closet or on a high shelf in the kitchen.
• Remember to keep prescription and nonprescription medications out of the reach of children .
• Never repackage medications; keep them in their original child-proof containers so that you'll have the expiration date and instructions on hand.
• Toss medications when they have expired (usually 1 year for pills or sooner for liquids - check the prescription label for the expiration date) or the doctor has told you that your child should stop taking them.