Emme Guide to Storing Your Birth Control Pills

Emme Guide to Storing Your Birth Control Pills

Did you know that storing your birth control pills properly is essential to maintain their effectiveness?  Here are some guidelines for storing birth control pills:

Did you know that storing your birth control pills properly is essential to maintain their effectiveness?  Here are some guidelines for storing birth control pills:

  • Read the instructions: Always follow the storage instructions provided with your specific brand of birth control pills. The manufacturer's recommendations may vary slightly, so it's important to adhere to their guidelines.
  • Keep them in their original packaging: Birth control pills typically come in blister packs or small containers. It is best to store them in their original packaging to protect them from external factors and maintain their potency. 
  • Store in a cool, dry place: Birth control pills should be stored in a cool-ish and dry environment. Avoid exposure to excessive heat, moisture, and direct sunlight, as these can degrade the medication. Room temperature is usually suitable for most brands, but consult the packaging or your pharmacist for any specific temperature recommendations. Best temperature range for storing pills is between 59F and 86F- somewhere between long sleeve and short sleeve t-shirt range. 
  • Avoid the bathroom: Bathrooms can become humid due to showers or baths, which is not an ideal environment for storing medications. Humidity can affect the stability of birth control pills, so it's best to store them in a different location.
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets: Ensure that your birth control pills are stored in a secure place, away from the reach of children or pets. Consider using a locked drawer or cabinet to prevent accidental ingestion.
  • Check expiration dates: Pay attention to the expiration dates on the packaging and discard any pills that have expired. Expired birth control pills may not be as effective in preventing pregnancy.

If you have any specific concerns or questions about storing your particular brand of birth control pills, it's always a good idea to consult your healthcare provider or pharmacist for guidance. They can provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information. 

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