Cool It!

It’s common knowledge to never leave children or pets in a hot car during the summer. The same advice applies to medication, according to Dr. Amy Peak, director of Drug Information Services for Butler University.

High temperatures can alter medications, making them potentially ineffective or unsafe.

When you’re traveling in the car, do not store medications in the trunk. Keep them in the passenger compartment. When you leave the car, take your medication with you.

Any type of medication that comes in an aerosolized canister could burst if temperatures exceed 120 degrees.

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