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Shanjaq 8 points ago +8 / -0

what's the shelf-life for this stuff? keep it handy for emergencies?

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theoldmomster 5 points ago +5 / -0

the ones I got last month have an expiration date of July 2023

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INK10 8 points ago +8 / -0

I don't even believe in expiration dates. Some drugs might weaken a bit, but IMO they are not dead, nor do they suddenly become dangerous.

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AReckoningIsComing 3 points ago +3 / -0

i'm still using hay fever nasal spray that went out of date in 2014 xD

Maybe thats why i'm yet to contract COVID?

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MegaMAGAMichiPede 3 points ago +3 / -0

You’re a mutant now 🀣 I was accidentally doing the same thing.

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theoldmomster 2 points ago +2 / -0

agree! stuff like the Ivermectin paste we keep in the house - in a cabinet with other drugs that wont be used immediately (NOT the bathroom cabinet).
the barn is like 1000 degrees in the summer and zero in the winter so I might not be willing to use it myself after those conditions.

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MudDog 1 point ago +1 / -0

depends on the drug

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INK10 2 points ago +2 / -0

True.

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BeKind 2 points ago +2 / -0

All the expiration date means on medicine is that the manufacturer guarantees it will still be at 100% potency until that date. That's it, that's all it means. It has nothing to do with the drug "going bad".

I'm sure there are some medicines that could potentially go rancid or even toxic over a long period of time, but in general, medicines remain very stable WELL beyond their "expiration" date if stored properly.

Throwing "expired" medicine away is almost always a waste.

Some good reading here:

https://www.propublica.org/article/the-myth-of-drug-expiration-dates