Trimix info (traveling and expiration)

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41diagnosed
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   Posted 1/3/2008 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   

From Charlieo "Has anyone done traveling with trimix? My partner and I are going to Central Amer. in Mar. and was "ondering about how to care for it, refigeration that is while traveling, airplanes etc. Does anyone know the shelf life of it unrefrigerated? A few cool paks in check on baggage should suffice I assume anye help?"

Answer:

I talked to the pharmacist about this, because I travel a lot.  He said it was fine to have it not refridgerated although it should not be subjected to heat over 86 degrees.  So no direct sunlight and don't leave it in a hot car or near the heater in the hotel room.   He said it really would be find and not lessen the potency of the medicine.  The refridgerator directions ensure it is not exposed to higher temps that can damage the medication.  Since 86 degrees is only 16 degrees over normal room temp (70 degrees), it's too close for comfort to not recommend that it be refridgerated.

I was also advised not to pack the medicine and syringes, but to carry them in my brief case along with the prescription.  It went through X-ray with no questions asked.

Also, as was stated in an earlier post, the new expiration date is a new regulation, but the pharmacist said that it was fine past the expiration date and not to worry about it.  But hey, who would leave the stuff unused that long????

Hope that helps.


 
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biker90
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   Posted 1/3/2008 9:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a couple cc left on a vial that expired on 10/15. It still works fine. I only use about .02 - .04 cc per shot so a 5 cc vial is good for almost 200 shots. So one refill lasts quite a while...

Jim
Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06.  Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
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Next PSA test on 1/15/08
 
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StrictlyInc
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   Posted 1/12/2008 2:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Doesn't seem to apply to bimix, for what it's worth - just got a refill, and there was still the typical expiration date.
____________________

Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: pre-surgery 3+3=6; post-surgery 3+4=7
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches; negative margins from surgery

- number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
- number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
- number of pads/day at 6-12 months after surgery: 0 to 1

- 1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006); 2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
- 3rd post-surgery PSA: 0 (May 2007); 4th post-surgery PSA: 0 (June 2007); 5th post-surgery PSA: 0

The search for timber: took Viagra/Cialis approx. every other day, ErecAid once a day, injections. Peyronie's diagnosed 7/5/07. Now on daily Cialis, L-arginine and pentoxyfylline. Peyronies has stabilized and significantly reversed.

- PGE1 batting average: .364 (4 for 11)
- Bimix batting average: .545 (6 for 11)
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2)

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James C.
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   Posted 1/12/2008 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   

StrictlyInc:

What size or how many cc/mL was your refill for?

James C.



StrictlyInc
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Total Posts : 353
   Posted 1/12/2008 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
My refill was for 10 ml. I use 2 cc per dose.
____________________

Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: pre-surgery 3+3=6; post-surgery 3+4=7
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches; negative margins from surgery

- number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
- number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
- number of pads/day at 6-12 months after surgery: 0 to 1

- 1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006); 2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
- 3rd post-surgery PSA: 0 (May 2007); 4th post-surgery PSA: 0 (June 2007); 5th post-surgery PSA: 0

The search for timber: took Viagra/Cialis approx. every other day, ErecAid once a day, injections. Peyronie's diagnosed 7/5/07. Now on daily Cialis, L-arginine and pentoxyfylline. Peyronies has stabilized and significantly reversed.

- PGE1 batting average: .364 (4 for 11)
- Bimix batting average: .545 (6 for 11)
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2)

"Lost in the valley without my horses, no one can tell me what my remorse is..."

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