I always thought that if you froze any pills from an RX you got that you could make them last longer than the expire date. I've done this for YEARS. I'm just reading the fine print on a recent med & it states Do Not Freeze. Why? Does anybody know what exactly will happen (chemically speaking) to a pill or capsule if it is frozen? Does it make it less effective, or actually *dangerous*?
Freezing can change the molecular structure of the medication. That will make it less effective and possibly damaging. Why would you need to keep a med more then the year it has?
I would not freeze medication.
Been freezing my pain, inflammation, anxiety, vitamins for years. Works great. Pharmaceutical companies may not approve or anyone like doctors or pharmacist hitting their fat pocket books. Told to keep in room temperature, okay while in Florida my room can be 100 and in Canada room could be 20 below etc etc etc. What a bunch of crooks. Solid pill form stays fresh and good in freezer. Is elementary. Common sense.
I recently misplaced some medication that found its way into a freezer! I didn’t want to risk it, but I’ve been taking anxiety meds for years now. They’ve been through a wash, swimming, camping, and even snowboarding. No issues yet! But one time I did get really drowsy from it, could have been just the side effects.
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