... it never used to be . I also find it makes travelling a major hassle
Who told you it had to be refrigerated? I found this in the monograph on it, Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. There are small insulated containers specifically to keep meds cool when traveling.
Hi, suzie! It should be "refrigerated" because it's supposed to eventually lose potency and develope an unusual odor, but even the manufacturer can't give a satisfactory answer as to how long this would take if not refrigerated. You could probably use ice packs safely for short trips.
Personally, with all the food and drug interactions, precautions, and side effects, I'm surprised it's still in use. Especially considering the number of newer preparations available.
Hope you can find a better answer. Maybe your pharmacist could call the manufacturer? Best wishes, WC
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