9/10/07 #4 - Refrigerating Imitrex injections?

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  • Full Question:
    I read your response that capsules and tablets can be placed in the freezer in medication bottles to prevent the medication from "expiring." My question is - does this also apply to Imitrex injections? If you put the injections in the freezer, will this affect how they work? If not in the freezer, will refrigerating the injectable form prolong the efficacy of it? Kay.





    Dear Kay;


    Injectables and other liquid medications should not be frozen. I most cases, including Imitrex injections, placing them in the refrigerator will do quite nicely.


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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Published On: September 09, 2007