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Storing medication
« on: August 02, 2018, 12:47:30 pm »

Hey everyone.

Ive just recently started thinking about how I store my medication. Ive noticed that things are going to be out of date now.
My current method of storing it all is just dumping it in my drawer.
I have everything from panadol up to endone. I fill the scripts even if I am not taking them anymore, which leads to having heaps of boxes of various pills.

I was considering removing them from their boxes or bottles and vac sealing them in bags. Then the thought of sealing them up individually or even in pairs.

How do you / would you store your pills for long term storage?
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Re: Storing medication
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 01:45:17 pm »

I have taken them out of boxes but left them in the individual packs and placed them in mylar bags then commercially vacuum sealed them.  I labeled them before the vacuum process to allow the sticker to shrink with the bag during the process otherwise the sticker won't stick on the packet
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Re: Storing medication
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2018, 02:04:32 pm »

Here I have 1000 individual tablets of Nurofen + sealed in Mylar bag  ;)

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Re: Storing medication
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2018, 06:12:44 am »

I was planing on leaving the ones in the blister packs, but not all together.
Is there any reason you guys sealed them in all together and not in groups or individually?
Just my train of thought, if you were to require one or 2 tablets, you would have to open the entire packet and hope you have some way to reseal it.
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Re: Storing medication
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018, 11:06:46 am »

Short answer would be space and easy sealing in bulk

The blister pack tends to cut the bag during the vacuum seal process, I used to see the bags re-inflate after short times so I gave up and packed most of them in bulk, I will only remove 10/20 at the time when needed and reseal the rest ASAP then back in the freezer.
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