不要将药物存放在药柜中!

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Managing medications is a common responsibility for those with Parkinson’s disease and many other conditions. According toGeorgetown University’s Health Policy Institute,more than 131 million people — 66% of U.S. adults — use prescription drugs.

With Parkinson’s disease, managing medications is a balancing act required for us to also manage our symptoms. We do it to function and to do other things like exercising to fight progression. It is a challenging and ever-changingpart of our routine

Many of us are cognizant of饮食和timing作为有助于我们药物有效性的因素。但是,也有存储我们药物的准则,有时最方便的地方是错误的。

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So, what are some of theguidelinesfor safe medicine storage?

首先,安全至关重要。为避免潜在的事故,请限制药物的暴露于其他人,尤其是儿童。另外,遏制其接触热量,直射阳光和水分,以避免药物分解并降低疗效。

其他提示:

  • Don’t store medications in the medicine cabinet, which may seem ironic. The reason is that medicine cabinets are located in bathrooms, and bathrooms can be hot and humid.
  • Avoid storing medications on the kitchen counter to reduce potential exposure to direct sunlight, water, and people, especially children.
  • When traveling, keep medicines with you to maintain them in a controlled environment.
  • Avoid storing medications in your car for an extended period of time.
  • Keep original containers but remove any cotton that could be affected by moisture.

Are pill organizers and splitters safe?

从其原始容器中取出药物可能会影响其稳定性和安全性。分裂药可能导致不准确的给药。这两种情况都可能导致功效降低。

When the convenience of an organizer is necessary, however, many different options are available. Choose one based on your physical and cognitive needs. Designer pill boxes also are available.

One option currently gaining popularity is to use prescription services that offer pre-sorted daily doses. Many of these services are now available online. Pre-sorted dosing is increasingly becoming available for free at local pharmacies. This service could benefit people who struggle to manage their medications on their own. It might also help someone avoid mistakes while still allowing for a sense of independence.

药物旨在改善我们的生活质量。重要的是要避免错误和防止事故来最大化他们的收益。与您的医生交谈药剂师, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Think about where you store medications, and forget the medicine cabinet!


Note:帕金森今天的新闻is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis ortreatment。此内容并不是要代替专业的医疗建议,诊断或treatment。始终在医生方面寻求医生或其他合格的健康提供者的建议。由于您在本网站上阅读的内容,切勿忽略专业医疗建议或延迟寻求它。本专栏中表达的意见不是帕金森今天的新闻or its parent company, BioNews, and are intended to spark discussion about issues pertaining to Parkinson’s disease.

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史蒂夫·莱夫勒(Steve Lefler)

我们发现,确保帕金森氏药物安全和安全的最佳方法之一是水泡包装。
您可以购买冷密封泡罩包装,使您可以自己打包药丸。大约是药房成本的一半。水泡包装为您提供非常清晰的视觉效果,以确定某人每天都服用药物

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Lori Deporter

Thanks for the additional tip....this may be especially helpful for caregivers.

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