Hi, I have some percocet from late last summer with a Use By date of 07/12.Are they still safe to take now - I'm having severe back pain and ibuprofen just isn't doing it for sleep at night.thank you.
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 51
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Due to liability concerns, one cannot recommend taking medications beyond their expiration date as they may loss effectiveness over time. This is especially the case if they are not stored properly. For the future, there are two things to consider when dispensed prescription medications. One is the expiration date on the manufacturers container from which your prescription was dispensed. In most cases, you won't know about this unless you inquire at the time you pick up the medication. The other is that pharmacies usually place a one year expiration date on medications they dispense (providing the manufacturer's container does not expire sooner).
Would they be safe? Probably, however, again one cannot recommend taking them due to the reasons mentioned above.
Hi, is that the only concern, that they might not have full strength potency? The RX is for 325 mg/5 mg - I took 1/2 tab every 4-6 hours when I first was prescribed. I just didn't want to have a bad effect from anything that may have "expired"
Thank you -
Your welcome, I hope that helps. Wish I could have been of more help.
...rather offer more reassurance.
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Of course a new prescription would be best, however, if you elect to take this medication please DO NOT take more than what was prescribed initially trying to offset any decrease, if any, in potency.
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