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Does the efficacy of Latanoprost decrease if stored below the recommended temperature?

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Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha

General & Family Physician

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Posted on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Will the efficacy of latanoprost goes down if the storage temperature of Latanoprost goes down below 0 degree centigrade as against the prescribed temperature of 2 to 8 degree centigrade? My fridge temperature goes down below 0 in winter.
Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Will drop if frozen. Will be unaffected otherwise.

Detailed Answer:
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Yes, the stability of the solution may go down if not stored at the recommended temperature and the efficacy may drop if it becomes frozen. However, if not frozen the efficacy is likely to remain unaffected.

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