A True Doomsday Prepper
- Feb 2, 2017
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- Boynton beach, Florida
Medicines have their expiration date on the packaging. Most medicines are probably good up to 6 months past the expiration date, but it's a little more complicated then that.how long does any prescription medicine last anyway? how old is too old?
I believe medicines can go bad in as little as 12 hours if they're stored in a hot car that's parked in the sun.
Things like heat, humidity, rapid changes in temperature, and pests (like ants, mice, and rats) can drastically shorten a medication's storage life.
I get very pushy with certian issues pertaining to expired meds, as some meds (like tetracycline) can actually become toxic after they expire. Expired tetracycline can damage the kidneys to the point where one needs dialysis and/or a kidney transplant, which seems unlikely post SHTF.