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Author Topic: Atripla storage  (Read 2684 times)

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Offline otherplaces

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Atripla storage
« on: October 11, 2006, 06:57:38 PM »

I was just reading the print out from the pharmacy.  It says to store Atripla at "room temperature, 77 deg. Far., storage between 59 to 86 degrees temporarily is okay".  Who keeps their apt. at 77 degrees?  Not I.  It also says to store it in the original container.  But I use a pill box.  This all seems wacky.  I'd say it's usually around 68 to 70 degrees in here.  Should I alter what I'm doing?


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Re: Atripla storage
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2006, 07:40:46 PM »
Basically, any normal seasonal room temperature, and don't leave it in the sun or put it in the fridge.  Pill box is okay.  Original container is prob there to avoid some legal thing.  I mean, who walks round with huge bottles of pills jangling in their pocket?  Temperature wise, Atripla should be hugely stable , but it won't like moisture (based on the science of the co-formulation technology, which, cos life is short, I ain't gonna go into).

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Offline blondbeauty

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Re: Atripla storage
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2006, 07:52:00 PM »
I pass them from their original containers to a multivitamin bottle (to hide it from my family) but I keep the moisture absorbent contained in the "truvada" bottle to keep them dry. If the container has a moisture absorbent, keep it.
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Re: Atripla storage
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2006, 07:54:41 PM »

Matt and Juan,

Thanks.  I won't worry about it.  ;D


Offline whizzer

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Re: Atripla storage
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2006, 09:15:07 PM »
They recommend keeping meds in the original container because it (usually) contains a desiccant that keeps moisture out of the pills.  Of course, this does not apply if the pharmacy takes them out of the original container and puts them in one of there little prescription bottles.


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