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I was taking risperidone 3 years i haven't takin any till 5

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I was taking risperidone for about 3 years i haven't takin any till 5 days ago so i started taking it again it was filled on 06/07/13 something on the bottle says 09/2014 is that the expired date? Will this to have strength in the medicine till i get back to my shrink please answer thank you!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

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Hello and thank you for your question. This is referring to the expiration date and because this medication has been expired for a little over a year, I doubt it is still effective and most likely you are taking the equivalent of a "sugar pill" due to how long this medication has been expired for. So you should definitely contact your psychiatrist or pharmacy as soon as possible to see if you can either get a new prescription of the Risperidone or 7-10 day emergency supply from the pharmacist until you see your psychiatrist.

I hope this answers your question and gives you some guidance on this issue. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns as I am happy to assist and support you regarding this issue.

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