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Q: how long is the shelf life of Voltaren? I have a prescription that is 1 1/2 yrs. old. It is okay?

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JB, Editor
5/23/08 3:23pm

Voltaren Rapid 25 tablets can be stored for 5 years, according to the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Authority.
I looked at the Voltaren information sheet on the Novartis' Web site, but couldn't find information about shelf-life.

If you haven't filled the prescription, go back to your doctor and ask about it. If you have the pills sitting in a bottle in the bathroom, then the expiration should be on the label.

If you're still not sure, you should ask your pharmacist. They tend to know that stuff really well -- they are there to help.

Carol, Community Member
9/ 6/08 8:24pm

the regular pharmacist that you use would have access to that information.  Although your rx is more that a year old many rx's have more than two years before they expire.  the ndc# and lot# on your drug label can be traced to the original bottle.

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By Dave, Community Member— Last Modified: 05/18/14, First Published: 05/23/08