That's a tricky one..
I actually thought myself that freezing it would be fine(because it's cold), and it's not like you'd be keeping it in a sauna either right?.. But I have read on a few places over the web that apparently freezing it can actually cause it to loose some of its potency..
If you wanted to avoid losing any potency from your Methadone
, your best bet may be to keep it in the fridge, in a dark spot. Lock-boxs are pretty good for this in my opinion, and that way only you
would have the key/access to it as well(more for if the house is shared).
The tang may taste a little funny, but I'm sure it wouldn't be nearly as bad as keeping the tang out on the counter for a month :P.
I would think that the fridge would keep it fairly safe though.. as long as you're not keeping it in there for months and months at a time(one month is not that bad).
And if you wanted, you can even turn the dial up on the fridge and make things a little bit more cold(but not freezing
), just to be on the safe side. The colder the fridge is kept, the longer the tang will last.
I have kept a bottle of cranberry juice in the fridge before for about a month or so and all was fine.
Some juices have preservatives that help keep them fresh longer, and some juices don't.
It would be so much less of a hassel for ya if it was just the pure clear methadone liquid, or even the Methadone pills..
I wouldn't worry about it though.
If you really wanted to freeze it, you may just have to bare with your Methadone losing a bit of its potency(in order to keep the tang fresh). If one were going to do this route, hopefully they wouldn't end up losing that much potency in the long run(if any).
I have frozen poppy
tea in the past before I went on Methadone, and it tasted a lot more gross than usual to me, and it didn't seem to work as good as it did when it was fresh either(loss of potency maybe?). I regretted freezing it, but Methadone liquid with tang mixed in may be different, I'm not really too sure.
I myself would stick with the fridge, and keep the dial turned up to the highest/coldest it can go(but not freezing