How long past expiration date can lidocaine be used?
Question posted by beejayt1 on 14 Dec 2010
Last updated on 3 August 2022 by kkm0107
It does lose it's efficacy over time but it definitely is still good after the expiration date. Trial and error
I am using Lidocaine that expired 4 years ago, and it's still working just as well as if it was new.
The other answer is complete garbage! This guy must work for a pharmacy!
All drugs can be used past their expiration date. Period. There is no drug in the world that magically goes bad the day after the expiration date. Most drugs last for years after, with only a light potency loss.
Storage conditions effect shelf life greatly. Store in a cool dry place for best results.
Once the med has expired it has no efficacy, it needs to be destroyed.
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