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If any procedure is available to change RAW material shelf life date!!! ...
Updated 5 years ago.
Thu, Sep 08 '11, 1:35 AM
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phenytoin sod ext ## I want to know shelf life of Meningococcal Meninigitis vaccine ...
Updated 6 years ago in Phenytoin.
Mon, Jul 05 '10, 12:45 AM
anti inflammatory drug shelf life
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I have naproxen from august 2010 is it still good? ## Hello, Linda! How are you? No, medications do lose efficacy with time and most only have a one year shelf-life, once the original factory sealed container is opened. It would be best to dispose of it and purchase a new supply. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and stomach irritation. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Naproxen.
Tue, Oct 27 '15, 7:39 PM
shelf life keflex
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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 3 years ago in Keflex.
Wed, Aug 21 '13, 10:24 AM
Zofran Shelf Life
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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! ## Is that 2 years from the time the Zofran was manufactured, or from the date received? There is no indication on my Rx bottle of the date it was manufactured. ## The expiration date is set from the date of manufacture. It's nerarly impossible to know if you have short dated drugs unless you ask the pharmacy what the expiration is when they dispense it. ## I jave nausa meds that expired 12/2016 are they still ok to take ...
Updated 1 month ago in Zofran.
Tue, Apr 04 '17, 2:27 PM
shelf life-Jevity
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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? ## Can you drink outdated jevity ,if so what happens to it. ...
Updated 9 months ago.
Fri, Aug 19 '16, 1:51 PM
lantus shelf life
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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 8 years ago.
Mon, Feb 23 '09, 5:54 PM
Librium, Shelf-life
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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 4 years ago in Librium.
Sun, Mar 03 '13, 12:34 AM
Shelf Life Of Xanax
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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 6 years ago in Xanax.
Sat, Apr 09 '11, 12:15 PM
shelf life seconal
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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 8 years ago in Seconal.
Wed, Feb 11 '09, 1:43 PM
endocet shelf life
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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 4 years ago in Endocet.
Fri, Apr 26 '13, 10:40 AM
Opana ER Shelf Life
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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 5 years ago in Opana.
Sat, Dec 24 '11, 8:33 AM
Xanor Sr Shelf Life
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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 4 years ago in Alprazolam.
Mon, Feb 25 '13, 1:42 AM
Shelf Life Of Ativan
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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 ## Um. Yes, lorazepam IS a narcotic... Narcotic does not mean "illicit drug", that does not make any sense. The way that I see it, people... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Ativan.
Wed, Apr 15 '15, 10:56 PM
Shelf life of Purata
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Hello. What is the shelf life of purata tablets? Thanks. Pete. ...
Updated 2 years ago.
Fri, Mar 27 '15, 4:55 PM
Celebrex shelf life
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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 6 years ago in Celebrex.
Wed, Mar 23 '11, 5:29 PM
naproxen shelf life
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Purchased ALEVE 12 Hours Softgel Caps in February 2013. Still good? ## Hello, Shirley! How are you? What is the expiration date on the package? You should always go by that, because medications do tend to lose effectiveness over time and the gel caps may actually turn bad, so if they are expired, you should just dispose of them. The FDA classifies this medication as a NSAID and lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach irritation and increased risk of bleeding. ...
Updated 1 year ago in Naproxen.
Thu, Aug 27 '15, 12:05 PM
naproxen shelf life
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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 2 years ago in Naproxen.
Mon, Oct 20 '14, 3:57 AM
tigan inj. shelf life
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How long can you use tigan after the expiration date? The inj. version of tigan? We keep it in a dark cool place and have a brand new bottle and it's that time of year for the stomach virus. ## Hello, Lou! How are you? There isn't necessarily any time of year for stomach viruses, there are several that one could catch and they can occur any time of year. I got a very nasty one back in October and was miserable. The best preventative is washing your hands regularly to help prevent transmission to yourself and others. As to the expired medication, it would be best to dispose of it and obtain a new supply, if you need it. Liquid medications tend to degrade much faster than other forms and they can actually go bad and may make you ill, if you use them. The FDA lists its typical side... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Tigan.
Sat, Jan 14 '17, 8:15 PM
Shelf Life of colcrys
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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 5 years ago in Colcrys.
Mon, Nov 28 '11, 9:15 PM

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