is it safe to take expired Horizant?
According to the LA Times, many medications remain good for up to 20-40 years past the listed 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 beyond the 10-15 year mark.
Ref: 1) health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/drug-expiration-dates-do-they-mean-anything
I don't have a complete list of these exact medications, nor do I encourage taking something that's been expired for quite some time, but from what I've read, it does seem to me that the date listed is often based on mere speculation and not evaluated by manufacturers for efficacy past a certain time frame, even if it actually is still ok to take.
Having said that, if 100% efficacy is important to you, it might just be a good idea to get a fresh prescription to ensure it's always working at its best.
Hope this helps!
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