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Maneuverability while on nplate 6 months 2 days ago #72266

  • Lman
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Hello.
I had two questions. 
1st, is an airport x-ray scanner safe for nplate? I was afraid that it might change its ingredient and efficacy.

2nd, how serious is the 2-8 centigrade refrigeration rule? As I have read, one should be able to remove vials from the refrigerator and keep it under 20 degrees centigrade for a month, never returning them to the refrigerator again. The vials must always remain on their sealed packs.
So the question was given that I was going to have a 6-7hr flight, should I give my packs (I'll be carrying two) to the crew to refrigerate it, or just hold it with myself with my provided ice pack? I fear they may lose it or fail to provide the desired temperature. This is going to be a drill for the time I will be carrying some 10 packs for a 16 hr flight.

Thanks.

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Maneuverability while on nplate 6 months 2 days ago #72267

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Lman ....Guidelines from  medicines.org.uk/emc/product/10620/smpc 
 Special precautions for storage 
  1. Store in a refrigerator (2°C – 8°C).
  2. Do not freeze.
  3. Store in the original carton in order to protect from light.
  4. May be removed from the refrigerator for a period of 30 days at room temperature (up to 25°C) when stored in the original carton.
When I was taking it I picked them up from the hospital and took them home in a carrier bag.  Often out of the fridge for over 2 hours before I got home to put them in the fridge. 
You are going to have to keep them in original packaging and have a copy of your prescription. Maybe you will not need to put them through the scanner. I'm pretty sure my son doesn't have to put his insulin through the scanner when he flies.  Personally what ever the hassle I  do not let any of my meds out of my sight when flying.  
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Maneuverability while on nplate 6 months 1 hour ago #72274

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Wow, 30 days! That's a long time. Good to know. Thanks.

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