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jessinator55
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I carry my pills with me to and from campus in cold weather and had to leave them in my car tonight for about 3.5 hours.. can this drastically affect their effectiveness?

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JamsessionVT
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Heat is more likely to do harm to your pills. Cold weather really isn't going to do much. They aren't like condoms in that sense.

On most pill packages, it will say something like 68-77 degrees F as the ideal storage temp, but that's more long term storage. A few hours in a cold car won't hurt them or you.

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