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panique
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I've just got another couple of questions about the pill, sorry for the huge influx of threads on my part. I keep having new questions!

1 - I'm back home now, and my room tends to get really hot in the day, it's been 34 Celsius (93 Fahrenheit) waking up these last couple of days. Is it safe for me to keep the pills in this kind of heat? Is it going to make them any less effective or safe to take?

2 - I'm in the placebo week of my first pack of pills, and now that I'm back home, I want to start taking them at a more convenient time. I was taking them at 12pm, and I'd like to switch to sometime later at night. Should I just take my first active pill at the time I want to start taking them from now on?

Thanks! [Smile]

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No worries! Answering questions is what we do. [Smile]

For your first concern, you'll want to check the insert that came with your pills. It will tell you what temperature it needs to be stored at. For most medication, room temperate (at most 25 C) is the norm. Having it in a place that's warmer than that is okay for a bit, but you probably don't want to constantly expose it to high temperatures. Can you find a place that's a bit cooler than that?

And if you want to change the pill time, you'll want to just take it at the new time the next time you start a new pack.

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panique
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I got my aircon fixed yesterday, so hopefully my room should be alright for a while. If I have to leave my room without the aircon on for a while, I guess I'll just take them with me. [Smile]

And thank you about answering the time question. Just for future reference, what if I wanted to change the time partway through a pack?

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