Should I stop taking copaxone -shots were exposed to +86f?

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Should I stop taking copaxone -shots were exposed to +86f?

Post by Cleopatra » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:47 pm

Any advice for me? I'm traveling abroad for 3 weeks and a few days ago noticed that my copaxone shots were in a bag that had become very warm after being left in the truck for 10-15 mins.

Should I not take the shots? Will they harm me or just not be as effective? Shared solutions had no data and had no advise but suggested not injecting them.

Any thoughts?

(I've been on copaxone for 2 years with no relapses; annoying site reactions though)

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Re: Should I stop taking copaxone -shots were exposed to +86

Post by MarkLavelle » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:11 pm

The Copaxone injection guide says "may be stored at room temperature, between 59F and 86F, for up to 1 month."

86F might be right at the edge, but for anything less than several hours I would not worry at all...

RRMS dx 3/3/11; Copaxone since 12/1/11

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Re: Should I stop taking copaxone -shots were exposed to +86

Post by Cleopatra » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:21 pm

Thanks for replying.

The shots were exposed to tps well above 86f for 10-15 mins. The outside temp was 100+ and the trunk must have been higher.

Do I use them?

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Re: Should I stop taking copaxone -shots were exposed to +86

Post by MarkLavelle » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:00 pm

If the syringes were inside a few extra layers (of anything) it could have taken longer, but if the inside of the bag felt nearly as warm as the trunk I would call it spoiled after 10 minutes...

RRMS dx 3/3/11; Copaxone since 12/1/11

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Re: Should I stop taking copaxone -shots were exposed to +86

Post by its2much » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:43 am

Did Shared Solutions offer to replace them free of charge?

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