Admit it--you don't really think much about where you store your meds, as long as it's someplace convenient for you. But proper storage can spell the difference between a good tablet and a bad one, and having your medicine expire on you may come back to bite you when you need it most.

Click through the slideshow below for four tips you should keep in mind when storing medicines and medical supplies at home.

For more articles on first aid at home, check out these articles on Female Network:

(First published as "Medicine TLC" in Good Housekeeping Magazine's Good Health Section in the November 2010 issue; adapted for use in Female Network. Flashbox photo by Pawel Kryj via

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