Im on vacation and I dont know if my Avonex (prefilled) is still "good". I hope someone here can help answer my question. I bought a cooler from theinsulincase.com which promised to keep my medication at 2 to 8 degrees celcius for 24 hours. I prepared the cooler and traveled for 21 hours over to Dubai, where I am now. When I got here the 1st thing I did was open the cooler to transfer the medication to the fridge but the cooler failed me. The package was at 20 degrees celcius!!!... I don't know for how long, but I suspect between 8 to 12 hours the meds were no longer within the acceptable range.
I have called Biogen, the Msalliance and my pharmacist and no one can tell me whether or not the medication can be put back into the fridge after it has been at room temperature for this long and then used when I am ready for my shot (hopefully tomorrow). If anyone here has a personal experience or knows any information that could help me please reply here or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I do not want to have to skip 2 shots while i am here and I do not want to take the meds if it will do me harm (or, as I have heard the medication somehow changes form and within the vial antibodies start to develop after the medication has been at room temperature for too long)...Thank-you. Ted