what is the 'shelf life' of vicodin 500mg tablets? i've been having a lot of back pain lately and i looked through my medicine cabinet and came across an old prescription of mine from february of 2007. i've been researching if these are still good to take and i came across a study on prescription saying that manufacturers are forced to put an expiration date of exactly a year from the filling of the prescription, however they are good to take for longer after the expiration. so i'm wondering if it really is okay for me to take these or if i should just pitch them..
Shelf life of Vicodin - how long can you keep it?
Question posted by hthorne on 14 Jan 2011
Last updated on 4 December 2012 by aquanaut
the printed expiration date was 2/21/08
There should be an expiry date on the bottle. If the expiration date has past you should throw them away and get a new prescription.
This article about drug expiration dates may be of use to you:
The tabs/caps/meds become ineffective after they have expired, please do not consume expired tabs. Take care.
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