Drugs Exposed to High Temperatures
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
This is an important message from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Drugs stored at high temperatures, or exposed to intense heat, such as a fire, quickly lose strength. When storing drugs, follow the label instructions. Drugs that don’t require refrigeration should be stored in a location with temperatures below 100 degrees. Talk to a doctor or pharmacist about replacing your drugs if they were exposed to intense heat or stored at high temperatures for a week or more. To learn more, call CDC at 800-CDC-INFO.
- Page last reviewed: June 22, 2012
- Page last updated: June 22, 2012
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