Myth: It's a Good Idea to Save Leftover Medication
Some patients try to save on drug costs by stockpiling medication they did not take during an illness - thinking they can simply take it next time they get sick. But medications -especially liquids - can lose their potency over time. What's more, the leftover medication might not work against your latest illness and could actually make it worse. Of course, if antibiotics are taken appropriately, there shouldn't be any leftover medication.