Help! I think I might have cooked my Humira. What do I do??

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ivy6
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   Posted 9/2/2008 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I cooked a casserole yesterday and, not having time to divide it into freezer portions before I went out, just shoved the whole casserole vessel in the fridge, hot from the oven. I forgot my Humira was in the fridge at the same time.

The casserole was on the top shelf; the Humira was in the door, not opposite it, but diagonally across from it.

Might I have cooked it? Or do you think it will be ok?

What do I do? I can't get more...

Ivy.
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patientspiders
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   Posted 9/2/2008 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I really think you'd be safe to use it, Ivy. But, you could always call the Humira people and see what they say. I have a sneaking suspicion that they would say "no", but I'm not sure if it would be because you really cooked it, or because they're just greedy "bleepity bleeps" who charge too much for this junk anyway.

My reasoning would be thus: If it is advisable to allow your shot to sit out at room temperature for an hour before administering the shot (something I know most of us do), I would then think that it would be perfectly sensible to refrigerate it again after that hour if something should occur that caused you to postpone your shot. Based on that logic, an hour at a milder temperature due to your casserole should not have altered the drug. If it's not cloudy, and there aren't any flakes in it... I think you're good to go.

But that's me and the voices in my own crazy head. Go with your gut. Call the "experts" in if ya have to. :-)
26f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
Currently running on Humira and Hope.
(miscarried at 13 weeks, now waiting to heal before trying again)

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yogaprof
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   Posted 9/2/2008 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with patient--you didn't cook your milk or anything else in the fridge, so it couldn't be that hot.
49 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.


ivy6
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   Posted 9/2/2008 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, spiders. My problem is that the experts aren't returning my call. Also, I can't get more - the dispensary is a twelve hour trip away, and I'm at the end of my injection fortnight and in a mini flare.
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ivy6
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   Posted 9/2/2008 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Yogaprof! What a good point. I didn't think to check the other food in the fridge. Thanks so much.

I.
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