Humira left out in kitchen for 9 hours (after collecting from Chemist), is it useable?

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magnetic
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   Posted 1/30/2009 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 Am on Humira and collected them yesterday.
 
I forgot all about them when I got home and only remembered before going to bed, as I needed to get some medicine from the bag.
They were out on the counter in the kitchen for about 9 hours.
I'm due to use one on Monday
Are they still useable, or will they be seriously bad for me?
 
Really need to know
 
Thanks in  advance
m
 
 
Diagnosed June 2005 with Crohns (left colon, large bowel)
Diagnosed Osteopenia Feb 2006
Jan07 Arthritis noticed in hands, not too bad yet
Remacide started March 2007, Developed anti-bodies Jan 2008, Remacide stopped Jan 08
Crohns Arthritis Diagnosed January 2008, not getting any better yet
 
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HanooN
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   Posted 1/30/2009 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
i have no idea, but u should call your doctor about it!
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Ides
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   Posted 1/30/2009 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Call Abbott directly and ask:
1.800.4.HUMIRA.
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magnetic
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   Posted 1/30/2009 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm in Ireland, won't be able to phone them at that number.
I might have a number for an Ireland office somewhere, but they won't ben back in the office until monday
Diagnosed June 2005 with Crohns (left colon, large bowel)
Diagnosed Osteopenia Feb 2006
Jan07 Arthritis noticed in hands, not too bad yet
Remacide started March 2007, Developed anti-bodies Jan 2008, Remacide stopped Jan 08
Crohns Arthritis Diagnosed January 2008, not getting any better yet
 
Asthma since childhood
 
changed my style to silver
changed my clothes to black


Ides
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   Posted 1/30/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry - didn't realize you lived across the pond from me. Can you check with the pharmacy [chemist]?
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magnetic
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   Posted 1/30/2009 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
The chemist don't seem to have any info beyond the sheet enclosed with the humira
Diagnosed June 2005 with Crohns (left colon, large bowel)
Diagnosed Osteopenia Feb 2006
Jan07 Arthritis noticed in hands, not too bad yet
Remacide started March 2007, Developed anti-bodies Jan 2008, Remacide stopped Jan 08
Crohns Arthritis Diagnosed January 2008, not getting any better yet
 
Asthma since childhood
 
changed my style to silver
changed my clothes to black


LMills
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   Posted 1/30/2009 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
My common sense tells me 'no' since humira is supposed to be refrigerated normally anyway, and nine hours seems like a sufficient amount of time for most things that need refrigerating to spoil. I wouldn't eat lunch meat I left out for nine hours any more than I would use a biologic medicine.

Of course you can call your pharmacist for good measure, but I'm still going with no on this one.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 15 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
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Ides
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   Posted 1/30/2009 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I tried calling 1.800.4.HUMIRA and they are currently closed. They are only open from 8 AM to 8 PM ET [Eastern Time] Monday through Friday.
Can you contact your chemist first thing Monday?
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78SilvAnniv
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   Posted 1/30/2009 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Wouldn't hospital staff know? Emergency Rooms are always open, aren't they?
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Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry......I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  No improvement with Remicade.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returned after resuming 6MP.  Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and had great results with IM injections.  Nausea and symptoms returning with oral MTX.  Switched back to IM injections and am slowly improving.


magnetic
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   Posted 2/2/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I got in touch with the Doctor, 1st thing this morning (monday). He called back and told me to get in touch with the Chemist as he was unable to get further information.
The chemist was very helpful and got in touch with someone about the Humira (Abbotts ? or someone else?, could have been the humira rep?)
Anyway, I was basically told I could use the Humira.
Whoever the chemist talked to had more information, this of course needs to be considered on a case by case basis.
During the conversation I was told that freezing would ruin the Humira, otherwise it seems to be able to live in low temperatures, outside the fridge, for a short period of time.
 
NOTE:
Make sure if you do read this that you check with your chemist or Humira rep before you use Humira that is kept in conditions other than those recommended on the medication leaflet.
Humira won't do you much good if the live Vaccine is no longer viable.
Diagnosed June 2005 with Crohns (left colon, large bowel)
Diagnosed Osteopenia Feb 2006
Jan07 Arthritis noticed in hands, not too bad yet
Remacide started March 2007, Developed anti-bodies Jan 2008, Remacide stopped Jan 08
Crohns Arthritis Diagnosed January 2008, not getting any better yet
 
Asthma since childhood
 
changed my style to silver
changed my clothes to black

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