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Is it safe to order medicine through mail-order pharmacies in extreme temperatur

  1. Laura Schneider profile image93
    Laura Schneiderposted 4 years ago

    Is it safe to order medicine through mail-order pharmacies in extreme temperature climates?

    Is it safe to order prescriptions and other medicines (including supplements) through a mail-order place? Most medicines say to keep them at room temperature, not about 90 degrees or below freezing, as many mailboxes can get in many parts of the world.

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  2. CraftytotheCore profile image83
    CraftytotheCoreposted 4 years ago

    I've known people that have received diabetic supplies and they are well packaged in weather-tolerant containers, depending on whether the ingredients needs to stay cold, room temp, or hot.  I've personally never ordered any though.

  3. word55 profile image74
    word55posted 4 years ago

    I'll say yes but check to see if the med is tolerable in certain temperatures or if it doesn't matter. I think most of the time, once it is opened it may need to be maintained within a certain temperature usually to keep cool. In hot temps the potency may be depleted.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image93
      Laura Schneiderposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That's my worry... and it's hard to know. I'd have to check with the pharmacist to be sure with each medicine.

 
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