Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli
I bought around 20 finasteride strips from pharmacy, 10 pills on each strip. I was thinking about storing them in my old supplement container (vitamin D) that was empty. I washed it and let it fully dry, and after that I take all the pills from those strips and put it in the supplement container. Then I put two desiccant packet in it. Now I am worried if I had damaged the efficacy of my finasteride pills. Will my pills be obsolete by now or theres no change at all?
Hi, thank you for your inquiry.
We understand your concern regarding storage of medications. For your information, it is advisable for you to cut the tablet packaging into small pieces and store it insde the container instead of removing it from the packaging if you do not plan to take it immediately as this may damage the medication.
However this case differs whether it is a tablet or capsuled medication. You will need to consult with your your doctor and pharmacist regarding a good way to store any type of medicine you are having as some medicine need to be kept in a cool place, away from light or in room temperature.
If you have any further question, we advise you to contact us at (DoctorOnCall) to have a clear and better explanation on storing of medicine. Thank you.