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If any procedure is available to change RAW material shelf life date!!! ...
Updated 3 years ago.
Thu, Sep 08 '11, 1:35 AM   0 
SHELF LIFE
phenytoin sod ext ## I want to know shelf life of Meningococcal Meninigitis vaccine ...
Updated 4 years ago in Phenytoin.
Mon, Jul 05 '10, 12:45 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 204181
shelf life keflex
shelf life of keflex ## Hi patty, From what I could gather, Keflex (Cephalexin) has a shelf life of 3 years. After this time frame, the medication may not be nearly as effective as it should be, and therefore may not be strong enough to eradicate certain types of infections at this point. If you do have expired antibiotics, it's probably a good idea to visit your doctor for a new script. This way you can at least be certain that it'll work the way it's supposed to and not cause drug resistant bacteria. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Cephalexin Details I hope this helps! ...
Updated 1 year ago in Keflex.
Wed, Aug 21 '13, 10:24 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 251049
shelf life-Jevity
How many years past the expiration date would if be safe to use Jevity for nutrition. If it was stored in a non-climate controlled environement would this adversely affect it? ...
Updated 4 years ago.
Wed, Jun 09 '10, 12:37 PM   0 
lantus shelf life
What is Lantis Insulin (in 3ml Cartridges) overall Shelf Life if stored in a refrigerator at 36-46 F?? ## There should be expiration dates on the package or provided on the labeling from the pharmacy, please follow their guidelines. How long have you had it stored? ...
Updated 5 years ago.
Mon, Feb 23 '09, 5:54 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 187962
Zofran Shelf Life
What is the Zofran Shelf Life ## What is the shelf life of zofran ## "Zofran (ondansetron) tablets have good stability, and have a shelf life of 2 years when stored below 30 degrees C." Referenced from: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2533901 I hope this helps to answer your question! ...
Updated 1 year ago in Zofran.
Tue, Oct 30 '12, 11:44 AM   2  Subscribe to thread 237739
Librium, Shelf-life
I have taken Librium, 25mg - maybe once a month since the 1970's. It was always effective. Recently, my doctor prescribed a small number of 25mg capsules. They had no effect. Is it possible the pharmacy was providing outdated pills? ## Hi don, My thoughts on this situation is that you may have received a different brand or manufacturer's version of Librium than what you may have been given back in the 70's. If this is the case, there may be a slight variation of inactive ingredients that are actually detrimental to how the drug is metabolized and used by your body. Because of this, your body can respond favorably with one medication and not the other, even if they are the same drug. I don't think a pharmacy would provide outdated medications or there could be a very big ... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Librium.
Sun, Mar 03 '13, 12:34 AM   3  Subscribe to thread 239146
Shelf Life Of Xanax
i want to know whAT THE SHELF LIFE OF XANNX IS ## A Xanax prescription from your pharmacy will have an expiration date of one year from the date it was filled and the same would be true of any that are not sealed in the original bottle from the manufacturer, that have been exposed to light and air. Bottles that are still sealed by the manufacturer have a 3 year shelf-life. They don't become dangerous, after the expiration, however, they will start to degrade and lose effectiveness, so they may not work as well as they did, when they were new. Learn more: Are there any questions or comments? ...
Updated 3 years ago in Xanax.
Sat, Apr 09 '11, 12:15 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 216137
shelf life seconal
what's the shelf-life of old seconal tablets? ## Shelf life of Seconal is 60 months. Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. ...
Updated 5 years ago in Seconal.
Wed, Feb 11 '09, 1:43 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 187510
endocet shelf life
oval yellow pill 10/325 ## what is the shelf life for endocet ## endocet had a stable shelf life of 1 year. After the year it starts to loose its potency and may make you sick. ## To expand on Eddie's reply…. His response is correct for tablets or capsules that have been dispensed to you in a bottle from your pharmacy. In that case, they have an expiration date of one year from the date of dispensing, though most will not make you sick, they just lose potency. However, if they are in the original factory sealed container that has not been opened, then the storage shelf life is actually 3 years, since they have not yet been exposed to the elements that cause degradation, such as heat, light and moisture. There are some capsules, and all liquid medication formulation... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Endocet.
Fri, Apr 26 '13, 10:40 AM   3  Subscribe to thread 181585
Opana ER Shelf Life
The shelf life of Opana ER is 3 years. It has been reported elsewhere that this product has a relatively short shelf life, but it was difficult to obtain a definite answer. As a result, we contacted the manufacturer directly (Endo Pharmaceuticals) at (866) 395-8301, and they were happy to provide us with an answer over the phone. We also mentioned that we were looking through their product information sheets and that this information was not available. They stated that the shelf life of Opana would not be mentioned in the PI sheets, and that we did the right thing by calling them directly. Anyways, we hope this information is helpful to everyone, as we've had a few inquiries about this recently. Once again - the shelf life of Opana ER is three years. ## Great that's what I was w... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Opana.
Sat, Dec 24 '11, 8:33 AM   5  Subscribe to thread 225768
Xanor Sr Shelf Life
I still have some Xanor SR from about 2 1/2 years ago and would like to know the shelf life. Is it still safe to take now to prevent panic attack. ## It is absolutely still safe to take, Xanor (alprazolam) does not become more toxic because of age so you will suffer no ill effects. However, depending on how old the Xanor already was when you got it and the conditions it has been stored in, the potency might be very low to non-existent. The manufacturer sets the expiration date at 5 years after being manufactured, but I have heard many reports from people taking xanax pills that are ten years old and still worked fine. ...
Updated 1 year ago in Alprazolam.
Mon, Feb 25 '13, 1:42 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 214565
Shelf Life Of Ativan
I am a hospice nurse and the discussion has come up as to the shelf life of the narcotics that we use such as Ativan,Morphine, Dilaudid. Is there a blanket time that we can use for all narcotics that have expired expiration dates on the label. ## Okay first, Ativan is not a narcotic, it contains the active ingredient Lorazepam, which is a Benzodiazepine, so rather than treating pain, it is used to treat anxiety, nervous disorders and some severe cases of insomnia. Learn more: And second no, dispensing expired medications to your patients would be considered illegal under U.S. law. Are there any other questions? ## Calm down, Nurse Nancy geeesh ...
Updated 3 months ago in Ativan.
Wed, Jul 16 '14, 10:48 AM   2  Subscribe to thread 231143
Celebrex shelf life
What is the shelf life of Celebrex capsule 200mg. The date on mine is 5/2/09. They have been kept in the original pharmacy container in a cool dark cabinet. Are they still effective? ## When regular prescription tablets and capsules are dispensed, they are required to have a one year shelf life, from the time you get your prescription filled. That means that yours actually expired on 05/02/10. This doesn't mean that they are dangerous to use, but after that date, they can start to lose potency and not be as effective. Have you spoken to your doctor? It may be advisable to just get a new prescription, if you still need to use this medication. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, stomach irritation and headache. ## Taking pills that are expired is not dangerous. They m... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Celebrex.
Wed, Mar 23 '11, 5:29 PM   3  Subscribe to thread 213911
naproxen shelf life
Please tell me the shelf life of naproxen sodium 550mg. Thank you, Druchel Haley ## Every prescription medication, sold in the U.S. must have a shelf life of a year from the original fill-date. Thus, if you had picked it up today, 08/23/2010, the expiration would be 08/23/2011. Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, used to treat pain and swelling. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, headache and stomach irritation. Read more: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## I was looking for the same answer and saw this. 36 Months is the shelf life for Naproxen, not 12. What you were told was the prescription life. By law prescriptions cannot last longer than a year. They are two separate things. Medicines don't all go bad on day #366 If further validation is ... ...
Updated 5 days ago in Naproxen.
Mon, Oct 20 '14, 3:57 AM   4  Subscribe to thread 207663
Shelf Life of colcrys
what is the shelf life of the new drug colcrys,which has replaced colchcine ## Is there not an expiration date on the bottle of your prescription? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that expiration dates be placed on "most" prescription and over-the-counter medications. The expiration date is a guarantee from the manufacturer that a medication will remain stable and effective prior to the date. Most medications do retain most of the potency after the expiration date. However, it is best to adhere to the expiration dates. Because Colcrys appears to be another brand name of Colchicine, I just based my findings off of Colchicine to retrieve more information in searches. Although information on this subject is limited, I did find one user who stated that he stored Colch... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Colcrys.
Mon, Nov 28 '11, 9:15 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 221970
Shelf Life Of Bactrim
shelf life of bactrim ## If it's in the original factory sealed container, then it's good for about 3 years from date of packaging. If it's in a pharmacy bottle that exposes it to the elements, then it's good for one year from the date it was dispensed to you. Learn more Bactrim details here. Are there any other questions I can help with? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Bactrim.
Tue, Jan 01 '13, 10:54 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 240670
shelf life of latisse?
How long can you have latisse before it stops being effective? If you don't open it and use it for a few months does the active ingredient(bimatoprost) stop working? Do you have to have fresh product? ...
Updated 5 years ago in Latisse.
Thu, Apr 02 '09, 7:04 AM   0 
watson 349 shelf life
acetaminophen / hydrocodone 500 mg / 5 mg, watson 349 shelf life? ## If they are still in the original factory sealed container, these tablets have a 3 year shelf life. However, once the seal on that container has been broken, the shelf life drops to one year, since they are then exposed to the elements that can cause degradation. This expiration date would include your receiving them in a bottle dispensed from your pharmacy. This is a generic for Vicodin, which is a narcotic pain reliever, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, constipation, dry mouth and drowsiness. Another note that needs to be added here is that as of 2013, the FDA has made a request that all manufacturers lower the amount of Acetaminophen in these combinat... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Acetaminophen.
Wed, Jun 12 '13, 8:44 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 247746
Watson 499 shelf life
What is the real shelf life of Watson 499 doxycycline? Can an outdated pill be harmful or merely lose some of its potency? ## The danger in using an expired antibiotic would probably not come from the product, but by the ineffectiveness it would have in fighting off the infection it was prescribed for treatment. This sounds as if you or a friend has some "old" Doxy lying around and would just assume use it rather than getting a new prescription filled. The problem with an expired Rx is that it will have lost some of its potency over time. Using the expired Rx could cause issues with microbial resistance amongst the bacteria inside your body, and eventually leading to having to take an even stronger (and maybe more expensive) antibiotic to get a hold on the infection. It's ju... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Doxycycline.
Thu, Jun 02 '11, 4:45 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 214960

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