Can lactulose go bad and if so how can you tell (other than the expiry date) like taste, color etc?
Question posted by Fermor on 10 March 2017
Last updated on 14 September 2021 by JJmcGEE
Yes, I have a bunch of expired bottles of this. I have SOOOO MANY, because I don’t need to take it very often, it was cheap, and my husband just kept picking it up rather than me telling him not to fill it. Anyway, I want to also say I’ve ALWAYS stored them in our dark hallway closet. The house has a heater in winter, AC in summer, so it stays around 66-68 degrees.
I also try to open one that still has the silver on it, (sealed top) so that makes me feel better. But I only take a sip and it works within an hour. I likely wouldn’t take a large dose at once, so I can’t attest to more than a swig.
I have never looked to see if it’s dark in color either! I’ll stop rambling btw- last thing to add is they’re two years past their expiration date. I hope this helps! Take care everyone, and stay safe!
Can you still take lactulose 10gm/15 ml solution after the expiration date on the bottle and will it still be as good
What will happen to me if i take out of date lactulose?
Per https://www.drugs.com/pro/lactulose.html, which is said to be from the FDA:
"Under recommended storage conditions, a normal darkening of color may occur. Such darkening is characteristic of sugar solutions and does not affect therapeutic action. Prolonged exposure to temperatures above 86°F (30°C) or to direct light may cause extreme darkening and turbidity which may be pharmaceutically objectionable. If this condition develops, do not use."
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