I picked up my son's Rx from the store, and forgot to take it out of the car until the next morning when I woke up. It was very cold that night (10-20 degrees Farenheit), but the medicine was not frozen when I took it out of the car. Like the stupid mom I seem to be, I assumed the med would be fine, since it didn't freeze. My son has had 2 seizures in a week (which isn't completely out of the norm). Do I need to throw away that liquid gold, and get some more? Please help, thank you!
It's probably a good idea to get a new bottle. The recommended temperatures for storage of Trileptal suspension is
300 mg/5 mL (60 mg/mL) Oral Suspension: off-white to slightly brown or slightly red suspension. Available in amber glass bottles containing 250 mL of oral suspension. Supplied with a 10 mL dosing syringe and press-in bottle adapter.
Bottle containing 250 mL of oral suspension………………………………NDC 0078-0357-52
Store Trileptal® (oxcarbazepine) oral suspension in the original container. Shake well before using.
Use within 7 weeks of first opening the bottle.
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].
- Trileptal Information for Consumers
- Trileptal Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Trileptal (detailed)
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