Having just lived through the DC area's big storm and power outages and heat wave, a few thoughts on my Tasigna.
We left town on Saturday morning after the big storm (the strangest weather I have EVER lived through) and headed south to see a relative (previously planned trip.) We drove for 8 hours in 100 to 106 temperatures. I made the very dumb mistake of packing my meds in my suitcase that traveled in the trunk of the car. I'd been so concerned about keeping my family and me safe from the heat without power that I totally forgot that Tasigna is very temperature sensitive.
So, finally there and time to take the meds, I finally remembered ..... all contents of the trunk were basically at body temperature for those 8 hours. Called a specialty pharmacist with the question: is it still safe to take and is it still effective. His answer was that it is safe, but having been at that temp so long probably pretty worthless on effectiveness. So I basically lost a week's worth of this medicine.
I had wanted a break, hope the doc will understand when I see her tomorrow for 3 month results - expect that she will. Got a new shipment today so all is ok.
Upshot: I'll never make that mistake again!!!!
Just a reminder when we travel. If I had just kept it in the cabin of the car would be ok.
Hope you are all glad to see that heat wave go!!