Studies have shown most meds loose very little efficacy past their expiration dates.
I carry quite a few IV/PO meds in my kit. I try to replace them as they expire but will leave them in the kit even if expired.
the most recent DOD study pegs it at 15 years......that being said the efficacy does/ can go down. Depending on storage conditions, and if the seal was broken or not.
The big question is, do pills expire? With a splitting headache, you reach into your medicine cabinet for some aspirin only to find the stamped expiration date on the medicine bottle is more than a year out of date. So, does medicine expire? Do you t...
Drugmakers set expiration dates to guarantee a medicine's safety and full potency. How long a drug actually remains effective is often a matter of debate.