Are pain relief pills safe to eat when taken out of their bottles?

Are pain relief pills safe to eat when taken out of their bottles?
I’m planning to take a few pain relief pills (Tylenol, Motrin) out of their bottles and putting them in a sealed Ziploc bag for convenience. Does taking them out of their bottles reduce the effectiveness of the pills? Are they still safe to eat?
I figure it will be okay because they will still be put into a sealed bag, but any information would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Best answer:

Answer by the_only_solorose
as long as you keep the bag in a dark place it should be fine, light causes breakdown of the active ingredients in those two nostrums. Don’t expect them to last more than a week tho.

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3 thoughts on “Are pain relief pills safe to eat when taken out of their bottles?”

  1. The pills will be fine out of the bottle. I always do that when I travel. Just make sure that you know what each pill is. I use a pill divider which makes it very easy when traveling.

  2. Putting the pills in a plastic bag won’t hurt the pill or it’s effectiveness. However, whenever possible you should leave medication in it’s original, labeled bottle. This will prevent you from mixing the medications up and overdosing, a child from thinking it’s candy and taking it, and other adults from taking the wrong thing. If I were you, I’d leave the medication in it’s original bottle if at all possible.

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