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what is the shelf life of Penicillin VK? I have a prescription

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what is the shelf life of Penicillin VK? I have a prescription from Dec 09.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. R. Bora replied 5 years ago.
Hello from JA.

According to US studies conducted the shelf life of penicillin VK tablets is approx. 5 years.

So, if the seal was unopened, you can take it.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I had already started to take the medication but did not finish it and this is the left over. It has been stored in the cabinet at room temp. away from the light. Is it ok to now take?
Expert:  Dr. R. Bora replied 5 years ago.
No, you should use it if it has been opened already and left as such from 2009. This might cause an unknown reaction or may not produce the desired anti microbial coverage.

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