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Our FDA puts an exp date on all our meds, they still ate good, a lot outdated meds ate sent to other counties like Africa and Bangladesh, where they are needed to help those needing meds. Only antibiotics turn toxic except for penicillin, lose its potency but can double up. ## According to a Harvard Medical School family health article, many medications can actually last up to 15 years or more past the expiration date. From what I've read, tetracycline based antibiotics are one of the few exceptions due to the toxicity they develop. So although Prednisone is listed as having an expiration date of 2 to 3 years, this tells me it should still retain most of it's potency well after that point. Sounds like the FDA just has to put labels on things to cover their back so their not resp... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Prednisone.
Mon, Mar 03 '14, 1:11 PM
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I have some prednisone I got in 2005 are they still good 10 years later? ## Hi Kim, According a news article from the LA Times, many medications actually remain good for up to 20-40 years past the expiration date, depending on the substance and how they're stored. Harvard Medical School also has a very similar article stating that many medications are good well beyond the 10 year mark. Ref: health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/update1103a.shtml I don't have a specific list of these exact medications, nor do I encourage taking something that's expired, but often times it seems that the date listed is based on mere speculation and not tested by manufacturers for efficacy past a certain time frame, even if it is still ok to take. Having said that, if 100% efficacy is important to you... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Prednisone.
Mon, Feb 23 '15, 12:52 PM
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I have allergy induced asthma, which occasionally flairs up and I need to take a short term dose of prednisone. The prescription that I keep on hand expired 11 months ago. Is it still safe to use and will it be effective? ## Hello, Rita! How are you? It does not become dangerous, but it has likely started to lose some efficacy, according to the NIH, thus it would be best to dispose of it and obtain a new supply. My mother-in-law has the same problem, so her doctor usually keeps a running prescription on file for her, which they renew every year, to make sure she always has a fresh supply on hand. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, nervousness, insomnia, fluid retention, and elevated heart rate. Is there anything e... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Prednisone.
Tue, Dec 20 '16, 5:14 PM
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Prednisone 20 expiration date june 2014. Is it still ok to take?thanks.! ## I have allergy induced asthma and my 20 mg dose of prednisone expired 06-30-2014. Is it still ok to take until the holiday is over? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Prednisone.
Fri, Jan 01 '16, 11:05 AM
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prednisone tabs were prescribed 01/2014, expired 01/2015. Are they still potent in October 2015? ## Hello, Tina! How are you? They have most likely lost some effectiveness by now and you should just dispose of them. You can see your doctor for a new supply, if you still need this medication. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this steroid as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, insomnia, weight changes and nervousness. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have predisone for my little dog the Dr. gave exp date is 10/16 are they still ok today 12/16 ...
Updated 7 months ago in Prednisone.
Tue, Dec 20 '16, 12:16 PM
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Is it OK to use prednisone 3 months after the expiration date? ## Hello, Dina! How are you? This is a steroid class medication and they do tend to degrade over time, so it's most likely not going to be as effective as it was, before it was expired. It would be best to see your doctor for a new prescription. This medication may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, weight changes, acne and fluid retention. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 2 years ago in Prednisone.
Fri, Sep 12 '14, 3:56 PM
pill expiration prednisone in hot humid weather
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I have copd and take maintenance dose of ten. When I get serious attack I take s tapered dose of 20mg. I live on a boat in guatemala during the winter months. Its both hot and humid. They are a year old and don't seem to be working. I'm half way through this batch. I.have a new batch now. Should I start the new batch now? Thanks ...
Updated 1 year ago in Prednisone.
Thu, Aug 11 '16, 8:41 AM
pill expiration prednisone. 5 months expired. good to intake?
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hi there.. i have prednisone 20mg, my doctor advice me to take only 10mg. for 5 days but its already expired last oct 2014 and now is march 2015. isit ok to intake it? since im having a contact dermatitis. pls help me dont know what to do. thanks ## Hello, Mark! How are you? Medications do tend to lose effectiveness over time, this one doesn't become dangerous, but it may not work as well as it did, when it was new. Have you asked you doctor about that? They may feel that it's okay for you to try it. The FDA classifies this medication as being a steroid and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, acne, weight gain, fluid retention, elevated blood pressure and elevated heart rate. ...
Updated 2 years ago in Prednisone.
Mon, Mar 16 '15, 4:19 PM
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I have to give my dog peri-pred (prednisone for babies) and her prescription has expired. Is it still safe to give my dog this liquid prednisone. ...
Updated 9 months ago in Prednisone.
Sat, Oct 29 '16, 6:39 PM
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Hi I am from Melbourne Australia . Can you tell me is prednisone the same as prednisolone.? Also has "panafcortelone" printed on the bottle. Expiry Aug 2014. Safe to take?? ## Hello, John! How are you? No, Prednisone and Prednisolone are two different medications, although the FDA classifies them both as steroids and they can treat similar conditions. And it doesn't become dangerous, once expired, but it does being to lose efficacy, so it would be best to dispose of it and obtain a new supply. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, acne, insomnia and nervousness. This medication is listed as containing Prednisolone. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi Verwon. Please let me know the difference between prednisolone a... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Prednisolone.
Thu, Aug 06 '15, 12:47 PM
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My 20mg prednisone tablets have no expiration date. How long will they maintain their potency and life stored at room temperature around 78 to 82 degrees in fairly dry conditions? ## Hello, Gerry! How are you? If they are still in the original sealed bottle from the factory, then they have a 3 to 4 year expiration date, if kept in a cool, dark, dry location, which would be less than the temperature you've mentioned. If they are in a pharmacy bottle, which exposes them to the elements that cause degradation, then the expiration date is one year from the date they were dispensed to you. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 3 years ago in Prednisone.
Fri, Feb 14 '14, 12:41 PM
Expired prednisone
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Have been taking 20mg pills split into 4 pieces. The pills are expired from 2010. I'm taking the taper off 6- to 1 portions per day. It dosen't seem to be taking effect although it has worked in the past. Have bronchial infection. I guess I should call the doc or pharmacy ## As far as expired meds go, according to a Harvard Medical School family health article, except in rare cases (i.e. tetracycline), there is little chance of danger due to taking medications even up to 15 years beyond their expiration date. Source: health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/update1103a.shtml It's possible that it may still be effective, but my personal assumption is that it lost a good percentage of its potency by now, having been 3 years old. When was the last time you tried taking it? ## I have bron... ...
Updated 10 days ago in Prednisone.
Tue, Aug 08 '17, 6:44 AM
Prednisone 5052 Shelf Life
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i have prednisone 5052 watons they are ten years old are the pills still good? will they still work? ## No, they have likely lost most of their effectiveness by now and you should just dispose of them. Even when pills are left in the factory sealed container, the longest shelf life is usually only 3 years. Once they are opened and dispensed in a pharmacy bottle that exposes them to the elements that cause degradation, the expiration shortens to just one year. Learn more Prednisone details here. Are there any other questions? ...
Updated 4 years ago in Prednisone.
Sat, Sep 15 '12, 11:11 AM
Prednisone 10mg For Poison Oak
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pills expired in 2008- are they still good to treat poison oak in August 2011 ## Certain drugs are actually okay to take after expiration, whereas others such as antibiotics can become toxic. My personal assumption is that it lost a good percentage of its potency by now, having been 3-4 years old. I would also check with your doctor or pharmacy to make sure that you're using the most effective treatment option for poison oak. It may still be effective, but not nearly as potent. It's also impossible to give a direct answer to this question, since each medication can effect people differently. We all know that it's better to avoid the expired drugs and stay on the safe side, but unfortunately, the only way to find out is to actually try it. I wouldn't suggest taking that r... ...
Updated 5 years ago in Prednisone.
Tue, Dec 27 '11, 6:01 PM
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Hello, I am not sure the date of expiration of my prednisone tablet. What I can see in the packaging is ED: 5-18, does that mean May 2018? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Prednisone.
Mon, Sep 21 '15, 6:12 AM
meloxicam 7.5 mg and prednisone 20 mg
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how long can you store these in your medicine closet before it is not safe to take them? ## Hello, Basil! How are you? If you are asking about a bathroom medicine chest, they should not be stored there, at all. They should be stored somewhere dark, cool and dry, like a kitchen cabinet or other closet that is away from heat, light and moisture. And they should not be kept past the expiration date on the bottle. All tablets eventually degrade and lost effectiveness. Is there anything else I can help with? ## will prednisone help my sinus post nasel driping down my throat . ## In reading other posts it states it's okay to take medications past their expiration date. That some have a shelf life of over 15 years so why the change of heart to this response? ...
Updated 23 days ago in Meloxicam.
Wed, Jul 26 '17, 11:21 AM
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It is jan3016 I have 10mg prednisone expiration date may 2015 is it safe fore to use? ## Hello, Lillian! How are you? Actually, I think after over 1,000 years, it has likely lost most of its usefulness. LOL! Sorry, I couldn't resist the joke, typos are so much fun. :-) Either way though, medications do lose efficacy with age, so it would actually be best to dispose of it and see your doctor for a new prescription, if one is needed. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, nervousness and insomnia. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Prednisone.
Wed, Jan 20 '16, 1:14 PM
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I was Rx Prednisone 10 mg x 48 tablet. The Lot number is L043E08A Expires 04 11. Can you explain the expiraton date? ## April 2011? Some pills just have a longer shelf life than others, the expiration is really only required by the FDA to make sure that these pills are used within the time frame that they have maximum effectiveness. After that date, the active ingredients can start to break down and the effectiveness of the medication is reduced. ## I have 10 mg. prednisone tablets which expired 2008. Are they safe to take? ...
Updated 6 years ago in Prednisone.
Tue, Apr 19 '11, 8:27 AM

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