leave their child's antibiotic suspension out of the refrigerator

    Parents often leave their child's antibiotic suspension out of the refrigerator...then call to find out if they can still use it.

    Sometimes refrigeration is required for stability or to prevent microbial growth...other times it's just to improve taste.

    Tell parents not to worry if they don't refrigerate amoxicillin...Ceftin...Duricef...Lorabid...Suprax...or Zithromax. These suspensions are stable for at least 10 days at room temperature.

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