I found prescription bottle of Contrave during a move. The writing on the prescription says discard after 6/21/18 and on the bottle it says expires September 2018. I was just wondering if it would still be OK to start taking the medicine? Or better to just get a new prescription altogether?
Is it OK to take expired Contrave?
Question posted by prettypigeon on 11 Nov 2018
Last updated on 12 November 2018
I know Contrave is expensive and a waste of money to throw it away. But as a nurse I usually discourage my patients in taking expired medicines. It has unthinkable side effects some of it lethal. Another suggestion is to bring it to your local pharmacy and ask the pharmacist what she/he thinks. They have serial number on the bottle and could find out when this particular batch of Contrave was manufactured and it’s expiration date. Hope I could be of help. Keep me posted of your progress. I’m on week 2 of Contrave.
- Contrave uses and safety info
- Contrave information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Contrave (detailed)
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