1. Prescription medicines
Keeping prescription drugs in your car is definitely a no-no. According to the National Institutes of Health, storing them in the glove compartment of your vehicle, where both cold and heat (plus moisture) are, is more than wrong. That environment could affect your prescription medicines in several ways.
Most prescription meds should be stored at room temperature, and that’s definitely not the case with your car during winter and summer. Did you know that they could lose their effectiveness when stored improperly? Your car is not your bathroom cabinet—so stop storing your prescription drugs in it.
Chief medical adviser Dr. Richard Honaker advises us to check the medication guidelines to learn about the recommended temperatures for storage. He also added that if you think that your prescription drugs have been exposed to heat, you should immediately throw them in the trash and call your pharmacy for replacements.