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Hydrocodone Apap 5mg 500mg Expiration Date
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I have some Hydrocodone 5mg/500mg they expired 2009 would they still be ok to take? ## This medication which is a generic for Vicodin doesn't get dangerous once it's past the expiration date, but it does lose effectiveness, so after 3 years, they aren't likely to do much in the way of pain relief. Learn more Vicodin details here. The best thing to do would be to dispose of them and see your doctor for a new prescription. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I used hydrocodone liquid form from 2009. How long is the expiration for that. Can't find the bottle now. ...
Updated 2 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Sat, Jan 03 '15, 11:50 AM
Hydrocodone Apap 5mg 500mg Shelf Life
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What is the shelf life of these pills? 12, 18, 24 Months? I do understand like all other products, they do lose their potency. ## Once they have been removed from the originally factory sealed bottle and exposed to the elements, then the expiration date is one year. If they are still in the original factory sealed bottle, then the expiration date is 3 years from the date of manufacture. Are there any other questions? ## Thank you, I'll be throwing these pills out ## I believe they say you can keep them for 3 years, that is if they are sealed from the manufacturer. Personally I wouldn't wouldn't worry too much about a month more or less. Heat and light may affect stength. ## I have a 500 mg vicodine that expired in 02/08/2013. It is a year and 6 months old. Can u still use it... ...
Updated 5 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Fri, Oct 03 '14, 1:31 PM
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I have a prescription for HYDROCODONE APAP 5-500 TABLMCK that has a discard date of 2010. Are these still safe to use? If not, what is recommended method of disposal? ## They don't get dangerous past the expiration date, but they do lose effectiveness, so they are most likely worthless by now. The recommended FDA method of disposal is to mix them with some undesirable substance, such as used coffee grounds, or used kitty litter and then to place that in a sealed container in the garbage. Learn more Vicodin details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thanks for the info. I will use your suggestion as to disposal. ...
Updated 2 years ago in Hydrocodone.
Sat, Jul 28 '12, 10:56 AM
drug expirations
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I would like to know if Hydroco/apap 10-500mg tablets are still good after a year and for how long they are good. ## Medications have an expiration (usually of 1 year) because by law it must have one. If you had these hydrocodone/apap pills in a dark, cool place such as a kitchen cabinet, bedroom drawer, etc. chances are still fine. Most pills are actually good for two years from the fill date as long as they are cared for properly. If you had them in the medicine chest in the bathroom, (a bad place for medication) then they may have lost some or all of their potency. When a medication like this one becomes older, it is not really dangerous to take it, rather it might have lost some of it narcotic and/or acetaminophen properties. DO NOT USE THIS RULE FOR EVERY MEDICATION ESPECIALLY FOR ... ...
Updated 8 years ago in Hydrocodone.
Fri, Jun 09 '06, 7:58 PM
is expired 6/2011 hydrocodone/APAP still effective
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I injured myself in 2011 and was given hydrocodone/apap 5mg/500mg. I reaggrivated the injury and was given a new script for them but I have no insurance to cover the cost. I am wondering if I take them if they will still be effective. ## Hello, Dove! How are you? Medications tend to lose effectiveness over time, which is why they have an expiration date, that is the maximum time the company can guarantee full efficacy under the average storage conditions. As they are exposed to heat, light and moisture, they start to degrade, so no, being several years past the expiration date, it would really be best to just dispose of them. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipa... ...
Updated 8 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Mon, Jun 23 '14, 4:42 PM
hydroco apap 5 500m
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what is the shelf life from date of purchase. ## U.S. prescription medications must have a mandatory expiration date of 1 year from the date the prescription is filled. After a year, they start to lose potency and can no longer be as effective, there are also a few medications that can turn into dangerous substances after they expire. Acetaminophen with Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain medication. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and dry mouth. Read more: Do you have any other questions? ## Is prescription of acetaminophen and codeine dangerous after ten years? ...
Updated 2 years ago in Acetaminophen.
Sat, Feb 09 '13, 8:56 AM
hydroco/apap5-500mg tab mallinckro
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I havent taken these in some time.. i just want to make sure its what is says.. the pills are white, with a break line and the number M357 ## Yes, this tablet contains 500mgs Acetaminophen and 5mgs Hydrocodone, a generic for the narcotic pain reliever Vicodin. Some of the most common side effects include: drowsiness, nausea, constipation and dry mouth. I would also like to let you know that if there are left over pills from an old prescription and past their expiration date, then they lose effectiveness and will not work as they did when they were new. ## I have osteoarthritis n a minuscule tear in my left knee. I was given a script of Hydroco/APap5-500 MG tab MAllinckro n it says Generic for LORTAB 5 tab is thiS the same as Vicoden I'm confused I have To take 2 at a time just To ge... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Acetaminophen.
Fri, Dec 02 '11, 10:27 PM

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