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How to calculate the expiry date for hydromorph contin?

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when do hydromorph contin expire I have a few left from a prescription dated march 2007
Posted Mon, 6 May 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Sheeba Stephen 48 minutes later
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Every medicine has a specified "manufacture date" and a specified "expiry date". This should be printed clearly on the reverse of the medicine strip. So, please look on the reverse of the medication strip to find the "expiry date". If the expiry date has passed, then you should not take the tablet.

The date of prescription does not matter, because the date of manufacture / expiry will vary from between different batches of medicines. However, it is likely that a medicine like hydromorph contin prescribed 5 years ago would have expired. So, please don't take it without checking properly.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Sheeba Stephen
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