This is from Freedom. I had already received the P4, so I'll go open the box and see what's in there. I didn't want to have to do that at work but I'll find a conference room or something so I can investigate!
I specifically checked on Crinone and was told it was not necessary and I also checked with success meds on their P4 supps becuase sometimes it says refrigeration and sometimes it does not. They told me you don't have too but if it gets too hot it will melt and not come out of the plastic insert.
I'm curious as to what others were told
I get my meds from Freedom because my insurance only accepts them and like the Walgreens compounding pharmacy. Anyway, the first time I got the progesterone suppositories from there I asked about refrigerating them once I received them and they told me it wasn't necessary. So I never have, and I've never had a problem with them.
Because everyone on here is talking about Success Meds and their recommendations - but I have to get my meds from Freedom and they appear to have different requirements. Such as they told me that I didn't need to refrigerate my P4 suppositories but the esthinyl estradiol came in a refrigerated pouch with instructions to keep refrigerated. Who knows! I'm just going to stick it in the fridge and call it good!
I am another patient who asked Success Meds about refrigeration of the supps, they said keeping them refrigerated makes it easier to handle and insert, they won't be so soft and "melty" so that is why they recommend it. It is more for user convenience. The supps themselves don't go bad or anything. In fact, they said they have to heat them to high temperatures to melt them to get them into those plastic molds in the first place, so the meds can definitely take heat without deteriorating!
to prevent melting mushy supps, per Success Meds. I don't know how melty they get because I've always kept mine refrigerated. Btw, even the ziploc bag that Success Meds put the supps in has a sticker that says "keep refrigerated".