• fjk fjk
    January 31, 2010
    I have some hydrocodone /APAP 5/500 that expired 08/06 - is it still effective?
    fjk fjk
    January 31, 2010

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    January 31, 2010
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    January 31, 2010

    It's hard to say.  From what I've read, medications may lose some of their potency past their expiration date, but there's no way to know for sure. 

     

    For future reference, you can freeze tablets and dry capsules and they will keep their potency indefinitely.  Here's more information on long-term storage of medication:  Storing Medications Safely

     

     


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  • LuLou April 02, 2010
    LuLou
    April 02, 2010

    Absolutely Not,

    Ship to:

    Direct Express Consult

    69 Bay Woods Dr.

    Safety Harbor, Fl.

    34695

    To make sure proper disposal methods are adheared to.

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