Here's how to keep the contents of your medicine cabinet up-to-date.
At least twice a year, tackle the towers of pill bottles, ointments, and stray bandages lurking in your medicine chest.
First, toss any medicines that are discolored, cracked, or sticky from deterioration; past their expiration date; or have labels missing. Flush the pills down the toilet to keep them away from children or pets.
After removing old medications, Jeanelle Lund, a pharmacist at the University of Washington, recommends that every family stock their cabinet with the following: