What happens to Ibuprofen if it gets cold? Anything?
Question posted by MichaelMacDonald on 24 July 2014
Last updated on 24 July 2014 by balbanese
Bought some Motrin Pain and Migraine Reliever (400mg capsules of Ibuprofen) when I was at the grocery store. Unfortunately I didn't notice they were in a bag with some of my freezer goods and I proceeded to put them in the freezer (in the bag).
Went to get something else out of the bag 48 hrs later and found the bottle.
It says to store them between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius and I'm wondering if there would be any adverse effects from this? Obviously it isn't like heat and they aren't destroyed but do I have to throw out the bottle now? Will they be less effective? Will it change anything at all?
I believe freezing it may break it down and have an adverse effect on the potency. I doubt anything that occurred would be harmful. There's probably an 800 number on the bottle, call the company and ask them, probably the best bet before taking any or trashing the bottle. Hope this helps.
24 July 2014
I doubt it. Heat is the biggie to worry about. You sound like me. I once put my milk in my pantry closet. lolol.