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Transporting Humira?

Any ideas how to transport Humira for a long drive without it either thawing, getting too cold or freezing?

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  • Jaime H moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi@cheops23, Per the Humira Website Q&A section:

    Can I store HUMIRA at room temperature?

    If needed, for example when traveling, HUMIRA may be stored at room temperature up to a maximum of 77°F (25°C) for a period of up to 14 days, with protection from light. HUMIRA should be discarded if not used within the 14-day period.

    When not traveling, your HUMIRA Pen or prefilled syringe should be stored in a refrigerator at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C) in its original carton until you are ready to use it.

    I’ve used the Humira travel case and it’s fabulous. When I didn’t have one available, I ordered a refrigerator thermometer which was super inexpensive online, and used a soft lunch cooler with ice packs to maintain cool temp in low light.

  • Julie Marie Palumbo moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi @cheops23!

    The Humira travel case is a great idea, as it gets transported using dry ice when it is shipped to you, so it would be fine for a few hours. Also, I used to leave my Humira out for 2 hours before use to allow it to “warm up” a bit so that it didn’t hurt as much going in (per the suggestion of my doctor” so you actually have some wiggle room with how long it has to be chilled vs leaving it at room temperature.

    How long is your drive? Can you administer it before you leave, or will that be a few days too early?

    –Julie (Team Member)

  • Pam.Kingsland moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi @cheops23 .. thanks for your question! I hope some community members will chime in with what has worked for them while traveling, but in the meantime, I see that Humira has a “travel case”. that you might be able to enroll for. It includes 2 ice packs to keep HUMIRA at the required temperature for a few hours. Might be something to look into?

    Let us know if you find any other tips. We’d love to hear!! Thanks so much! – Pam (team member)

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