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I give my 3 yr old MethylB12 shots 3 times a week

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I give my 3 yr old MethylB12 shots 3 times a week (prescribed by his Naturopath Dr). Last night, I forgot to put them back in the fridge and they sat out for approximately 8 hours. I am wondering if I should discard them or if they should still be ok?
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B12 can be stored at room temperature and as long as it isn't frozen or exposed to direct sunlight it is quite stable and does not need to be discarded.

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ok, everytime we receive them via mail from a compound pharmacy, they have them packed on ice and say to put in fridge asap, but you think they should be ok still?

Dr. A. Clark :

They nearly always pack liquid meds on ice but that is just so they don't overheat, especially this time of year. I double checked and the manufacturer's own data says room temp is fine but if you keep in fridge then don't have to worry about light exposure.

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