Will leaving my birth control pills in the glovebox for a week during high temp days cause them to lose effectiveness?


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According to the manufacturers, oral contraceptives should be stored at 77 degrees F (25°C). It is okay for the pills to be stored between 59 - 86 degrees F (15° - 30°C), and for short periods at more extreme temperatures. However, the pills are at risk of losing potency if they are stored at higher temperatures for a long time.

I would not rely on pills left for a week in a hot vehicle. Go to your pharmacist and get another a pack.

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

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