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  • Anonymous
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      Cee Bee,
      Thank you for passing along that information on the
      shelf life of synthroid. Did your Doc mean that
      only this product should be dispensed every 30 days.
      Would a pharmacist be able to tell this if we asked them?/ I would think so. I know they would only dispense the synthoid for me before in 28 day increments and I could not understand why because I was looking to have this
      filled for 90 days for my presciption plan. Then again you wonder how long the
      turnover is in the pharmacy sometimes and how’much of a demand there is at the drugtore. Thanks again,
      Dee

      Anonymous
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        Hi, Ceebee —

        I haven’t heard it directly put that way, but it makes sense. In the drug reference manuals there are recommendations for “storage” of the thyroid replacement hormones (which I ignored) which suggest that the pills may be fragile: “Store away from heat and direct light. Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat and moisture may cause the medicine to break down.”

        Since I’ve been having problems balancing out, I’m going to take extra precautions with the synthroid. Maybe that will help. Thanks for the suggestion.

        Anonymous
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          I was given a scrip for 90 days, but the pharmasist would only give me 30 days, although, they let me pay for the whole thing to save $10. Then I would go pick them up just before I ran out. On one trip, they asked if I was going right home with my meds, which I was, they were concerned that the heat, it was 112 that day, would affect the pills.

          Pat

          Anonymous
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            My endocrinlogist requires the pharmacy to dispense thyroid medication in sealed bottle of 100 pills only. He feels that you are more likely to have fresher pills if the bottle is sealed. He is so adamant about this that his patients have to bring their medication with them when they have an appt. so he can make sure his instructions are being followed.

            Sue K.

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