On a hot day like Monday, the sun can make the temperature inside the car more than 80 degrees, a temperature pharmacists say is not good for your prescriptions. “When a medication is left in your car at extreme temperatures, it could cause the medication to not be as effective,” said Smart Pharmacy director of compounds Karri McAdoo.
Sheryl Guthrie said she’s aware of the dangers. “There are always side effects on medication if you don’t keep it in the right environment. I don’t think you can expect it to do what it says it’s going to do,” said Guthrie. McAdoo said besides being less effective, the hot medication could make you sick. “Upset stomach, nausea, any GI discomfort you may even see drowsiness,” said McAdoo.
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