No problem. That is the brand name for latanoprost which is the most widely used glaucoma medication in the world. It is fine to store at room temperature and not refrigerated just avoid freezing and extremes of heat.
Thank you. I am referring to an UN-opened Xalatan. Instructions say to refrigerate unopened Xalatan at 36 - 46 degrees. That is why I questioned the pharmacist keeping the Unopened Xalatan out of the fridge for one day. I've always kept unopened Xalatan in fridge.
I am in my seventies and just don't want to do the right thing.
The instructions date back almost 2 decades ago when Xalatan first came out. At that time it was shipped with ice and those are when the instructions were drafted. 2 decades later it is recognized the active ingredient latanoprost is much more stable than thought. The directions however cannot be changed. Such is the mind-numbing rules and regulations of the US FDA. We do not refrigerate our office samples.
Thank you so much for your reply.
Just so I am perfectly clear on this,...
So by the pharmacist keeping it out of the fridge for one day it did not cause any 'damage' to the Xalatan, and it is okay to use the Xalatan as soon as I finish my current bottle? Correct?
Sorry for this add-on. (I am just a bit nervous now.) I meant to say above:
So by the pharmacist keeping the
out of the fridge for one day it did not cause any 'damage' to the Xalatan, and it is okay to use the unopened Xalatan as soon as I finish my current bottle?
Don't let this keep you awake at night.
Yes, it was keeping me awake. Them saying that it could be kept in temp of 104 degrees for 8 days while in mail (even in hot summer weather in postman's pouch) had to confuse more people than just me.
(It seems the older you get, the more time you have to worry. And many people don't want to listen to your problems. Thank God I found you and this forum.)
I now have the unopened bottle in my fridge until I run out of the current bottle I am using. Hope that is okay.