Some of my solution has an expiration date of July 2012, how long can I still use it? I know I won't finish it up this month.
Albuterol - How long can the nebulizer solution be used passed the expiration date?
- 3 Jul 2012 by Steph S
- asthma - maintenance, albuterol, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, maintenance, expiration
13 Sep 2015
Albuterol solution can be used years past expiration date if 1) it has been stored at room temperature or colder in a dark place 2) it is clear and colorless.
The only thing is it may lose its potency, little by little. I have heard of people using it 5 years past expiration. I keep them stored away in case of emergency.
I was diagnosed asthmatic as an infant, my mom noticed I was turning purple and had a weak cry. I have been hospitalized for weeks and had to use nebulizer and inhaler daily as a child.
My asthma is a lot better now as an adult so I don't go to the doctor very often. I keep a box of albuterol solution for emergencies, barely past expiration date. Works just fine.
I would suggest you also keep an epi-pen if your asthma is bad. It can save your life in an emergency.
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