It is currently Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:13 pm



All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Our Sponsors





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: melting strips
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:31 pm 
Offline
Long Time Member
Long Time Member

Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:40 pm
Posts: 424
Not sure where to put this so mods move me if there is a better spot:
We are under severe heat conditions (unusual for our area).
Has anyone ever had their strips melt in the foil if left in a closed vehicle?
"Does seem to stretch the bounds of credulity," Captain Barbosa.

If so, could you extract some of the medication?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: melting strips
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:25 am 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:03 pm
Posts: 1544
Hey docm2-- I remember in the paperwork from 5 years ago when Reckitt filed the citizen petition, trying to block generic buprenorphine-- they wrote about the manufacturing process, and said that tablets didn't hold up to the heat required to seal individual packets, and that is why they made the film--- because it was stable when heated. I don't know HOW stable or how much heat was used- but apparently it holds up better than tablets.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: melting strips
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:01 pm 
Offline
Long Time Member
Long Time Member

Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:40 pm
Posts: 631
Today, I placed a 5yr old well kept sealed 8mg suboxone film in foil on the dashboard of my car. 95 degree day, full sun, black car, facing west, 11am - 5pm -- 6 hrs, 162 degrees inside per gauge. I opened the metal foil and sub film looks fine. One side stuck a bit on the foil. When I picked it up, it was maybe a bit softer, not as stiff as I remember the room temperature ones to be but its been 5 yrs since I last took bup. NO melting at all. Fully usable SL film, imo.

_________________
Did well on Suboxone. Stopped May 2011.
Stopping went well -- its the staying stopped -- where the real work begins.
Coming here 'keeps recovery green'.


Top
 Profile  
 
Our Sponsors
 Post subject: Re: melting strips
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:56 am 
Offline
Long Time Member
Long Time Member

Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:40 pm
Posts: 424
Thanks Pelican. Any chance you are a science teacher?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: melting strips
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:12 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:15 pm
Posts: 2317
Location: Tennessee
Thanks pelican for giving us that reassurance. That is awesome to know. :)

_________________
Jennifer


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: melting strips
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:53 pm 
Offline
Long Time Member
Long Time Member

Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:40 pm
Posts: 631
Docm2, LOL. Half right! Physics undergrad. Wanted to make sure when you next hear sub films melt in hot cars - you'll have data to back up your response. After traveling, I place my luggage, minus toiletries in the car in hot sun as part of my bed bug protocol and added in the sub film test. In non summer months, I use the freezer chest. Done right, both kill bed bugs if there. As a frequent traveler, I've found bed bugs in hotel rooms including high end hotels. I'm determined not to bring them into my home. Bed bugs and addiction are alike in one way - both are equal opportunists, they'll affect anyone in any place. I'm determined not to bring active addition back into my home either!!

Thx jennjenn!

_________________
Did well on Suboxone. Stopped May 2011.
Stopping went well -- its the staying stopped -- where the real work begins.
Coming here 'keeps recovery green'.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Our Sponsors
Suboxone Forum latest topics RSS feed Subscribe to the entire forum
 

 

 
Fond Du Lac Psychiatry
Dr. Jeffrey Junig, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Board Certified Psychiatrist
  • Asst Clinical Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group