Hydroxyzine Expiration

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My doctor gave me hydroxyzine pills on apr12 2012, and I want to know if there safe to take again? ## HI, Nicky! How are you? Tablets begin to degrade once they are exposed to the elements, such as heat, light and moisture. This means that their time starts ticking away as soon as the seal on the original factory container is broken. From that point on, they have a one year expiration date and after that year, they being to lose effectiveness. Hydroxyzine isn't one that has been known to be dangerous once it's expired, but it's not going to continue working and having its intended beneficial effects. Thus, the best thing to do would be to properly dispose of them and see your doctor for a new prescription. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 4 years ago in Hydroxyzine.
Fri, Jul 12 '13, 11:52 AM
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I took hydroxyzine that expired in 2009. its 2014 now. whats gonna happen ## Hello, Ash! How are you doing? This medication doesn't turn toxic, once expired, it just loses effectiveness. Thus, it will most likely not work as well as it did, when it was new, but it shouldn't cause any harm. However, if you require such a medication, it would be best to dispose of your expired stock and get a new prescription. Side effects to this medication may include nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, sedation and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 3 years ago in Hydroxyzine.
Fri, Oct 17 '14, 3:42 PM
hydroxyzine expiration quantity
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Should I take an extra pill since it's expired? ## Hello, LoSam! How are you? When did it expire? Doubling up wouldn't be advisable, because if it is still effective, that may result in far too much sedation and depression of the central nervous system, which could put in you danger, due to lowered heart rate and blood pressure. ...
Updated 3 years ago in Hydroxyzine.
Thu, Jul 24 '14, 1:52 PM
hydroxyzine hcl tab 25mg HOW LONG TO KEEP
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How long should you keep this drug and it be safe to take ## If you are asking if it gets dangerous to take, after a certain age, the answer is no. However, after the expiration date medications do start to lose their effectiveness and will not work as well. When it is past the expiration date, usually 1 year from the date it was filled, it should be disposed of. Do you have any other questions? ## I had a total hip replacement in 2007 and now I'm having hip and knee pain after all this time has passed. What do you think is wrong with my hip and knee. I walk on my treadmill weekly. ...
Updated 7 years ago in Hydroxyzine.
Thu, Jul 29 '10, 6:02 PM
medications including hydroxyzine good for 5 years +
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As with most pills, tabs, etc., my pharmacist states that the one year exp. dates are for inventory software programs based on inj's. and other sensitive liquid meds. That said, he let me know, that over 90% of the most popular drugs prescribed, still have over 95% of their potency at 5 years after the Rx date, including hydroxyzine. ## Hello, Marcel! How are you? Thank you for providing such valuable information. The one year expiration from the pharmacy, when they give you a medication, is set, because it's the maximum time that the manufacturer can guarantee the medication will maintain full potency under average storage conditions, as required by the FDA. But yes, a large percentage of them do maintain potency much longer, however, only someone's doctor can say if it is ... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydroxyzine.
Tue, May 10 '16, 10:54 AM
how long to keep a prescription
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hydroxyz hcl 25mg purple round pill ## Are you asking about the expiration date? All prescription pills in the U.S. are required to expire no less than on year from the date you have them filled at your pharmacy. After that they begin to lose potency and may no longer be effective. Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine, used to treat allergies and insomnia. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness and dry mouth. You can read more here: Is there anything else I can help you with? ...
Updated 7 years ago in Hydroxyzine.
Mon, Dec 28 '09, 6:21 PM
expired pills is it safe to take
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last year i broke out in hives so the dr. proscribed hydroxyzine hcl 25 mg. . I broke out in hives again wanted to take the pills but they expired in march 2012 is it bad if i take them . ## Hi Peggy, According to 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. This conclusion was based upon a study conducted at the request of the US military due to stockpiles of expensive drugs they could otherwise need to replace every few years. The conclusion was that 90% of those drugs remained effective 10 - 15 years after the expiration date. But the question is whether the drug you have kept happens to be one of these drugs from the study... (I have... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Hydroxyzine.
Fri, Jul 21 '17, 10:44 PM

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