I recently heard that medicine bottles should NOT include cotton balls because they ATTRACT moisture---is this true?

I always thought medicine bottles SHOULD be stuffed with either cotton balls or toilet paper to PREVENT moisture.

7 Answers

  • Joe
    Lv 7
    6 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    The cotton ball provides cushioning as the medicine bottle bounces around in handing.

    If you want to control moisture, add a silica gel packet.

  • 5 months ago

    Cotton balls prevent pills from getting smacked and cracked. Usually they are combined with the silicon gel, so there is no or less moisture.

  • 6 months ago

    It is my belief that the cotton is there to keep the pills from shaking too much while being shipped.

  • 6 months ago

    The purpose of the cotton ball is to keep the pills from banging around during shipment and getting broken/pulverized.

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  • Anna D
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    You've been putting TP in medicine bottles?

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    never heard that before .........................

  • 6 months ago

    Not true

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