What happens if I take expired propranolol? For stage fright?
Question posted by pnc on 19 Dec 2017
Last updated on 22 December 2017
I have a bottle of Inderal LA 60 mg (long acting propranolol), it says it expires this month. I still have a lot of pills and I need it for a presentation in March 2018. Will it still work for that date? Has anyone tried or has any experience? I would buy it again but I live in Argentina and I have several problems: stoppages in the customs and other state agencies, new procedures for the importation of medicines and other things (situations of the third world, haha) so I am having trouble making a new order for the Inderal LA, at least for a month or three (I bought it from a Canadian pharmacy that makes online sales, obviously with a doctor's prescription). If someone can tell me about their experience, it would be very helpful.
pnc; I am so sorry it has taken me this long to answer your question When I was still working in Pharmacy there was a known saying but again something you would not hold on all drugs such as some antibiotics and nitroglycerin etc. But The drug companies like the one that makes Propranolol When they make the medication they shorting the expiration date Because IF the DEA came in and pulled that drug off the Pharmacy shelf and it expires in a month and it is tested and only 80% of the drug is working that company is fined more money than any of us will ever have. So the real date is pushed shorter than what is true to make sure that it is going to be 100% depending on the drug for at least a YEAR BEYOND THE EXPIRED DATE. and Longer but the one you're asking for is one that fits this and it will be good for a year or year and 1/2 always check with the Pharmacist or someone like me that knows how this works. ALSO, THERE IS ONE OTHER WAY.MANY pharmacies put only a one-year expiration date on your filled prescription the computer is set up for a 6 month to a year because we can put a shorter date but NEVER A LONGER ONE OF COURSE. Because the patient should have used it up by then. So look at a bottle say and if it expired 6 months to a year from that date it was filled you know it is still good for at least a year. hope this helps you this medication has a long life Propranolol and myself I would be comfortable taking it a couple years after the date. Chuck19857
19 Dec 2017
It might be slightly less effective. Overtime the medicine starts to just breakdown