Author
Message
SV650Squid
Online
Posts: 1280
Feedback: 0% (0)
Posted: 3/15/2009 9:30:43 PM
I just found a bottle of it from last year. The force protection doc gave me the 'script before a deployment that I ended up not going on (f'in work center wouldn't let me go ).

Anyways, I've had it since about Oct last year, and I was wondering how long this stuff keeps. I figure keeping it in case of a rainy day couldn't hurt.
ivchris
Member
Offline
Posts: 2029
Feedback: 100% (1)
Link To This Post
Posted: 3/15/2009 9:38:33 PM
it should be ok for quite a while. The only reason they put an expiration date on it to begin with is for the FDA. I used to work in a hospital pharmacy and there was a drug called Suprol......we got new in and there was a small sticker over the original expiration date (from factory) that added 3 more years onto what was originally printed on the package.
SV650Squid
Online
Posts: 1281
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 3/15/2009 9:44:17 PM
That's exactly what I wanted to hear. It'll be staying in SHTF supplies for awhile then.
Finca
Offline
Posts: 427
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 3/15/2009 9:46:30 PM
In unit dose blisters or a bottle?
Blisters or an original factory sealed bottle will last longer than a 'scrip bottle.

Either way it will be effective beyond the expiration date but will eventually lose potency.
Figure a year or more after expiration. The .gov has tons of Cipro stored for a bio emergency. So much that they cannot rotate through it. I'm certain they plan on dispensing "outdated" product if the need were to arise.

I would hang on to it for a while longer.

YMMV


odontia32m
Last joke on Sadam
Offline
Posts: 2693
Feedback: 100% (51)
Link To This Post
Posted: 3/15/2009 9:50:24 PM
CDC studies showed it 100% after 10 years!
Militant RN and DAV 91E2CX2
Johnny_Reno
Jackass Identification Specialist
Online
Posts: 13739
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 3/15/2009 9:54:05 PM
Originally Posted By odontia32m:
CDC studies showed it 100% after 10 years!




Link?
and now for something completely different - The Larch...The Larch.
Darrellbear
Online
Posts: 1300
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 3/15/2009 9:57:57 PM
Cipro is vile, doc prescribed it to me once and it made me horribly ill. It also damages your ligaments/tendons.
SV650Squid
Online
Posts: 1284
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 3/15/2009 11:13:35 PM
Originally Posted By Darrellbear:
Cipro is vile, doc prescribed it to me once and it made me horribly ill. It also damages your ligaments/tendons.


I know, I'm not planning on taking it unles I REALLY REALLY need it, and there's no pharmacy avaliable (SHTF, etc)
Merrell
Quantity is Job #1
Offline
Posts: 26716
Feedback: 100% (8)
Link To This Post
Posted: 3/15/2009 11:29:39 PM
[Last Edit: 3/15/2009 11:32:13 PM by Merrell]
Keep meds cool, dry & dark (not frozen)

.mil has the SLEP (Shelf Life Extension Program) and tests potency after the expiration date.

Off the shelf is good for 3 years. SLEP testing gives Cipro another 10 IF stored properly.

http://www.usamma.army.mil/documents/SLEPInfoPaper-Mar2005.pdf


ETA: Meds have differing lives and must be tested individually.
Who be John Galt?