Extended Room Temperature Storage for Kogenate FS
Horizons in Hemophilia, October 2011
By Leigh Carpenter, RPh, Director of Pharmacy
Bayer has announced that Kogenate FS can now be stored at room temperature (up to 77 degrees Fahrenheit) for up to one year. Previously, Kogenate FS could be stored at room temperature for only three months. The starting date of room temperature storage should be clearly written on the unopened product carton. Once stored at room temperature, the product must not be returned to the refrigerator. The factor can be used for up to 12 months or until the expiration date on the product vial, whichever is earlier.
This added convenience will help families who are traveling or who have limited storage space in the refrigerator. If you have additional questions about Kogenate FS or any storage questions about the factor you use, please contact our pharmacy.