It says expired jan of 2009 it is dec 2010 it is a flexiril do you think they are still good to use?
Question posted by blhn1071 on 13 Dec 2009
Last updated on 14 December 2009 by itsmetoo2
You should not have a problem. If that is all you have. But if your last script was in 2008 your doctor should not have a problem refilling it. When you call for a refill, tell them you have some left dated expired jan 2009. Act stupid and say should I take those. Then they will know you are not a dope head. But you only use them occasionally. : }
BTW: This now is Dec 2009
i also would take them if needed although flexiril needs to build up in you r system to work properly and you might want to consider asking your dr. for a new script to continuosly take.In addition you also may want to condider methocarbamol,works better on muscle spasming... just a thought i swiched and it works great.But yes take them as long as they look ok and the bottle has not been compramised.
By law pharmacies have to put an expiration date on drug labels which is usually 1 year from the time the prescription is filled. There was a study done during a war where they used expired drugs such as narcotics, Benzodiazepines, antibiotics and many other drug on POW (Prisoner of War). The estimated expiration date of those drugs were 5-15 years. They found that 98.7% of the drugs were effective even after the expiration date ONLY if kept in the proper condition such as the proper temperature, out of the sun, kept out of a humid area, etc.. I would personally take them if I needed them.
I hope this helps or at least decreases your worries about taking it. Good Luck! :)
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