Does Clindamycin Hcl Have An Expiration Date

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I have clindamycin hcl from 2008. Is it safe to take?



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Charlotte Ramlow Says:

Have clindamycin 150 mg cap from 1/07/2009, is it still safe to use?

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millie Says:

i have clindamycin 150mg kept in refrigerator is it still good?03/04/09

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Verwon Says:

To cover these questions for other site users that may need to know the same information.

If they the capsules have been in a bottle that was dispensed by your pharmacy, which exposed them to the elements, they have an expiration date of one year from the date you received them.

After that time, they will start to degrade and will no longer be as effective. At that point, it's best to dispose of them, due to the risk of developing antibiotic resistance if you take them.

Millie, were you asking about a liquid formulation?

If so, those are only good for a week, they degrade very fast.

If you're also asking about capsules, then no, they are also no longer effective. Keeping them in the refrigerator does not prolong their lifespan, primarily because it exposes them to moisture.

Are there any other questions?

There are more Clindamycin details available here for anyone needing more information.

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Dave Says:

Could it be dangerous or toxic to take old clindamycin? I am just finishing a clindamycin prescription, which seemed to take effect later in the 10 day course, and would love to make sure. I have some 4 year old capsules around, so should be fine to continue the course for 4-5 more days (have15-20 capsules). It would be continuous then and not an unfinished prescription. If the caps are just ineffective, no harm in trying. Just don't want to take something that's decided to change into poison over the years or something. Thoughts?

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michael Says:
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Hey dave, did you take the clindamycin? I have some that is about as old as yours. I went to the dentist, told him that worked best and he still gave me amoxicellin, oh and 800mg motrin, 6 of them. Smh. I have such a bad headache and jaw pain so I really want to take this old 300mg clindamycin.

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michael Says:
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I did take it with no issues. It was about 2 years past expiration. I dont think it was as strong because normally it upsets my stomach and this did not.

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Amber Says:
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I have clindamycin that was prescribed to me December 3rd, it's now the 30th. I'm am very scared to take any antibiotic after its been even a week. Anxiety is horrible! But I have a tooth infection and I was wondering if they are still good to take? The bottle says discard after December 3rd 2016, not expired. Just need to hear an okay from someone else to calm my anxiety and take it if it is okay, thanks!

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KittyLady Says:
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Totally fine to take. I took some after being prescribed the clindamycin a few months ago and worked great!

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Charlie Says:

I have a prescription for clindamycin I got in 2011 can I still take them

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Kandice Says:
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I have a bottle of clindamycin 150 mg that was given to me 09/14 but says to discard 09/15. Is it still safe to use?

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doc j Says:
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They last for years and years. From a five year veteran as a young doctor.

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joyce Says:
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So out of date clindamycin is ok to take??? I was given 150mg capsules for tooth infection and didnt take them an now they are way out of date but I cant afford to go to dentist to just get a new prescription and my infection is back. will they harm me? I understand they may not be as potent but I just dont want them to be toxic an kill me.

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SUPPLEMENTSAREBEST Says:

UNTRUE, THEY TELL YOU THIS BULL OF EXPIRED TO ---MAKE DOLLARS -- , THATS WHAT MD STANDS FOR. 15 YEARS ON THIS DRUG. TAKE IT. DRUG COMPANYS MAKE $$$$ OFF YOU & DR'S LOVE $ 300.00 PER VIST ( 6 MIN. ) TOTAL... FDA IS GOV. NEEEEEEEEEVER BELEIVE THEM

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Joseph Says:
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I noticed this post is about a year old but just to ease your anxiety you could still even take them now, about a year later...

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VerLisa Says:
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Do clindamycin have an expiration date? I have some from 7/01/16 may I still use them

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Buddybuddy Says:
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I have some clindamycin 300mg that's about 5 yrs old. Couldn't get to the doctor right away so I started taking them for fever/sore throat maybe strep and I felt better the day after I started. No adverse effects.

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jhowe Says:
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Store this medication at room temperature, keep tube tightly closed and keep out of the reach of children. Discard any unused gel after 60 days

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Sherry Says:
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I had my medication since March are they still good

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BuyGuns Says:

And here is the list of drugs and mean (average) months extended by military pharmacies. Many five years to ten years. And could go further. Here is the link:

ghdonline.org/uploads/drugs-Stability_Profiles-vencimiento.pdf

Most non-liquid drugs will last for many years if kept at normal dry temperature. Go here:

terrierman.com/antibiotics-WSJ.htm

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Pepe Says:
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I've got a prescription for Clindamycin 300mg capsules by RANBAXY, but it's old with an expiration date of 12/22/16. Can I use this now?

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