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What are the shelf-lives of morphine sulfate pills and of heroin

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What are the shelf-lives of morphine sulfate pills and of heroin (NOT in an aqueous solution)?


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The morphine sulphate tablet has a shelf life of about 3 years when stored below 25 degree celsius temperature.So your 200mg tablet should not be used beyond 3 years.The expiry date is written of the packing as well.

The heroine is the diacetyl form of morphine and it also decomposes when stored for a long time.It usually decomposes as well beyond 5 years so it should not be used after 5 years after manufacturing.The storage is done in dark at room temperature.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

How much of their potency is gone by 3 years (for the morphine sulphate tablet) and 5 years (for the heroin)? By the way, the heroin is in powdered form.

And thank you very much for your response!

Dear customer,

Since the shelf life is 3 years for morphine sulphate when stored at or below 25 degree celsius and for heroine it is 5 years when stored in dark at room temperature so it is advisable NOT to use it after that since the drugs decomposes with time`and is not suitable for use to get the desired effects.The percentage wise is more than 90% of the drug decomposes beyond the period.

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