Ichthammol Expiration

Dot Says:

Is there an expiration date for ichthammol ointment? I can't find any on the box or the tube. I've had it for quite a few years.

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David Says:

Hey Dot, How's it going?

From what I could gather, the shelf life of ichthammol is reported to be 2 years.

And while I'm not aware of ichthammol becoming toxic or unsafe to use after that point in time, lots of meds like this can gradually become less effective, depending on storage/temperature conditions.

I hope this helps!

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Dot Says:

Thank you David, for your information on ichthammol ointment.

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Nana Says:

I too have the same question and can't find answer from a professional. My CVS 1 oz tube has no expiration date.
Can anyone help?

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Mandy Says:

It does have an expiration date. If you look on the tube towards the bottom you will see the bar code and then at the very bottom it will give you the month and the year.. Hope this helps.

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Anna Says:

My Ichthammol 10% ointment, USP 1oz expired on 10/97. Can I still use this safely on my foot?

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Tina Mc Says:

I have had a tube of Ichthammol Ointment 20% for several years. Would it still be safe to use? How long does it stay good for?

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