Date: 2010-11-25 14:24:22 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: carafate
So your saying once opened the carafate is still good for 3 years. Carol
[NO! How long a drug lasts depends more
on when it was manufactured and how it
was stored as well. Many drugs if
provided quickly enough after manufacture
are mentioned by the pharmacies as
probably being okay for a year, some longer.
Some compounded meds last far less
depending on what they used in compounding.
The person who wrote said that you should
look for a date on the label. Such dates
usually read "Discard by ___________"
or "Use by ____________". There will also
be a concentration amount on many bottles;
those contain terms like mg for milligram
and ml for milliliter.
If your bottle has a discard by date that is
three years away it means that you were lucky
enough to get one that is very newly made.
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