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Author Topic: Storage Temperature Question  (Read 5387 times)

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Offline andrew90

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Storage Temperature Question
« on: November 22, 2016, 10:40:01 am »
Epclusa states "Store room temperature below 86 degrees" does this mean the drug is stable at any cold temperature?

or is "Room Temperature" referring to a comfortable range of around 60-75?

EOT Blood Testing 1/25/17

Five week blood testing 12/8/16
Viral Load: 35(IU/mL)
AST: 34

Started Epclusa 10/2/16

Genotype 3a

Fibrosis: F2/3
ALT: 459
AST: 189
Viral Load: 6415894 (iU)/mL

Offline Gaj

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Re: Storage Temperature Question
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2016, 06:14:31 pm »
Hi Andrew,

Anywhere between 32-86° (0-30°C). That will be the range that they have trialled long term storage without any effect on the quality. They could probably be stored at human comfortable temps outside of that range too but haven't been tested for shelflife at those levels. So try and keep somewhere in that range and try to avoid extremes but they are designed to be quite stable so don't sweat it too much if your meds reach say 95° (35°C) on a hot day as you won't be storing them long term (2+ years) anyway. OTOH sitting them in the sun on the dash of your car probably isn't a good idea.
Male - 61 years
Genotype 3a (since 1978?)
Diagnosed 2012
Treated 2013 PEG/Riba/Dac (Relapsed)
F4 - HCC#1 Resected 06/15 - #2 RFAblated 11/15
11/18/15 Commenced Generic Tx - Sof/Dac/Riba (24wks)
Pre Tx = ALT: 270  AST: 209  ALB: 31
05/05/16 = ALT: 34  AST: 32  ALB: 40  VL: Undetected (EOT)
06/16/16 = Relapsed
06/23/16 = ALT: 92  AST: 59  ALB: 40  VL: 290,770
01/12/17 3rd Tx - Zepatier + Sofosbuvir (16wks)
05/03/17 EOT und
06/22/17 SVR7 und
07/27/17 SVR12 UND!
10/26/17 SVR24 UND & Cured!!!

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Storage Temperature Question
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2016, 02:03:33 am »
I have read do not store in the refrigerator and avoid damp environments like bathrooms and kitchens.

But yeah the meds are really stable for storage especially for the month you have the meds in your home.

Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!


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