It’s very important to store painkillers carefully. Make sure that they are properly labelled, and keep them in a cool, dry place. You should keep them out of the reach of children and lock them away if necessary.
Keep medicines in their labelled bottles or packets, so you don’t mix them up. Don’t take them if they are out of date. You can check the bottle or packet for a date.
Always return any unused medicines to a pharmacist, who can dispose of them properly. Don’t put them in the bin or down the toilet.