I found an old bottle of pills while cleaning at my aunts. The bottle is stained badly, but we could make out the pharmacy. The pharmacy it came from has been closed now for almost 2 years. I asked my aunt and she said that she has never seen them. I looked them up and believe they could be a pain med. called percacet, but the site had no pictures. The meds. are oblong, blue, waxy and say 1 6 0 and oc on the other side. I would like to know what they are for sure and if possible what is the shelf life. My family does not take much med. but we would keep them for emergency if we could varify. -Thanks in advance.
I concur with the above poster. If they are over 2 years old then they are no good and should be disposed of properly because it could be harmful or fatal to take them. Do not flush them down the toilet or just throw them in the trash. Throwing them in the trash is unsafe because children or animals can get a hold of them and get poisoned(you would be surprised at how many drugs wind up on the streets from someone going through the trash to find old Rx's that are thrown away intact in their containers). Many pharmacies have drug take back programs or you can mix the drugs with an unpalatable substance like used kitty litter in a hard closed container to keep animals out of it but mixing with used kitty litter will make the drug useless for people who may be looking for meds in the trash or better yet, plaster of paris (if you use plaster of paris, mix enough up to cover the pills well and pour the mixture in a container with the pills with the mixture covering the pills, allow to harden then throw away in the trash) Old drugs should NOT be kept "just in case" You should never use drugs that were prescribed for one purpose to treat another purpose unless the Dr says you can. Even though symptoms may be the same, they may not be of the same origin and this practice can be dangerous to say the least! You should also NEVER use pills prescribed to another person. Not only is this a federal offense, it is just plain dangerous! This medication is NOT percocet-that I can tell you for sure! Please dispose of it before someone is poisoned.
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