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Storing Medicines When It's Hot

When temperatures soar, get tips for safeguarding medicines that are sensitive to extremes.


Patients are an important link in the chain for keeping medicines properly stored. Infusion medicines are “biologics” - medicines delivered by IV (intravenously) or subcutaneously that contain proteins that make the medicine effective.

After leaving the carefully controlled conditions of a manufacturing site, medicines are shipped in a way that controls temperature. But from there, what happens if your medicine goes on an “excursion,” as experts call it? And how can you protect your medicine if you’ll be traveling by car or plane? Get some answers from the Immune Deficiency Foundation and in the infographic below.

Tips for keeping medicines cool in hot weather, including using cooler packs when traveling and being alert to deliveries.