Some nitroquick pills in closed bottle are now smashed/crushed? I was told that happens with age, but am concerned. I am not on this medicine. It is my husband's and I have been having severe headaches and found this bottle in his pocket, although I know he has same medicine in bottle exp, 2013 (confidential)
How can some Nitroquick pills, in closed bottle, exp. 12/2000 be now in smashed/c?
Added 8 Sep 2011:
NitroQuick...The bottle I found has expiration date of 12/2000. There are some full pills, one pill broken in half and smashed/crushed white powder like equivalent to about 3 of those little pills on bottom of this little bottle. Thank you
Does this normally happen to these pills with age?
Yes, throw them away! They are way expired and Nitro will break down with age. This pills are no longer effective and they are breaking down due to age. Call your Dr and have him call some in to the pharmacy. This does happen with those who need to carry Nitro but may never have to use it. They also break down faster if exposed to heat so dont carry them in a pocket next to the warmth of your body or in the bathroom or kitchen. they need to be carried in a pocket away from the body like a jacket pocket or in a purse, if you are female, or stored in a cool dry place-not the kitchen or bathroom cabinets as those places have a tendency to be warm and steamy at times. If you are thinking of taking these for a headache-dont! They will make a headache much much worse! Or are you wondering if your husband may be slipping the meds to you? I doubt the drugs would be very effective but it is possible. They do give headaches. If you feel this is a possibility they can test for the presense of the drug in your system.
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