The pills should be kept dry and at room temperature between 68˚F to 77˚F (20˚C to 25˚C). The bathroom is a moist environment, so choose another place. They must be stored away from children and pets. Also, broken pills can expose the skin to Finasteride. This is category X, meaning that it can cause birth defects. Though they are coated and generally considered safe when unbroken, women should never touch these pills.