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Expired Imitrex
Nov 25th, 2010 at 11:09pm
 
Hi everyone, is it safe to use expired Imitrex shots? We do not have insurance and my sons headaches are back after 20 days of no headaches?? That has never happened before, if anyone can shed light on that please help, I pay $150 for a shot and I just don't want them going to waste? Someone had said they just weren't as strong, I'm just wanting to make sure? Have a blessed Thanksgiving
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Re: Expired Imitrex
Reply #1 - Nov 25th, 2010 at 11:31pm
 
I've used imitrex shots that were expired over a year and had no problems, they still worked.

Read the imitrex tip on the left, many can get by with only 2 mg, you can get 3 aborts from each syringe.

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Reply #2 - Nov 26th, 2010 at 8:38am
 
From what I've read here, many used expired meds. I might be tempted to do the same if I needed to, but avoid that unless it's really necessary.

There's usually a 6 month widow past expiration that's fairly safe for most drugs. Expiration for drugs is a date that the manufacturer can guarantee the drug is in spec with the safety and efficacy profile that was approved for sale. Outside of those date boundaries, drugs may lose potency or in some cases, become unstable. It is likely that the worst case for Imitrex is a loss of potency, which should not be a factor.

An important consideration is also that, if there is a problem when using a drug beyond expiration, you have little legal recourse with the manufacturer. This is also true with using drugs off label or not in accordance with the prescribed method of administration. I don't open my Imitrex injectibles for this reason. However, I have all that I need by prescription and paid by insurance. Not all are as lucky.

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Reply #3 - Nov 26th, 2010 at 2:55pm
 
Hello,

My neurologist says that the injections are safe for one year past their expirations.  Like many of you I had an old stockpile I had to raid after a long period of remission..
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Reply #4 - Nov 26th, 2010 at 3:32pm
 
Norm wrote on Nov 26th, 2010 at 2:55pm:
My neurologist says that the injections are safe for one year past their expirations.

And many here use them very effectively and safely well beyond that...
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Reply #5 - Nov 26th, 2010 at 3:47pm
 
Yep this subject has come up so many times and so many of us have successfully used expired imitrex - in my case even 7 years (!) expired injections.

That imitrex tip on the left that Giussepi/Joe mentioned is invaluable for imitrex users - it should allow your son to get at least TWICE as many aborts from his prescriptions. Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register

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Re: Expired Imitrex
Reply #6 - Nov 28th, 2010 at 1:23am
 
I have used it 6 years past exp date.
Still worked. Look for signs of discoloring, if so don't use.

Also, I have used as little as 1/6 or 1/7 and still had the CH
go away.  That can really save you, need to shoot early.

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Re: Expired Imitrex
Reply #7 - Nov 29th, 2010 at 9:14pm
 
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Reply #8 - Dec 6th, 2010 at 2:42pm
 
I was told my a pharmacy friend many years ago, that the only medication I SHOULD NEVER use after expiration dates is ANTIBIOTICS.. She say they change chemistry, and can poison your system. She stated that the only thing that happens with pain medication is that is loses its' potency, and one might have to take more.

I Pray that she is right, because I diffidently use Trex after its' expiration date...

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Reply #9 - Dec 6th, 2010 at 3:19pm
 
Yep old trex will give you rebounds just like new trex.
I have used expired up to 3 years. No problems.
Never mix triptans
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Reply #10 - Feb 5th, 2011 at 10:49am
 
I've used nasal spray Imitrex which had been expired over four years and it still worked as well as the new.
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Reply #11 - Feb 6th, 2011 at 12:55pm
 
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Re: Expired Imitrex
Reply #12 - Feb 7th, 2011 at 6:31am
 
LadyLuv wrote on Dec 6th, 2010 at 2:42pm:
I was told my a pharmacy friend many years ago, that the only medication I SHOULD NEVER use after expiration dates is ANTIBIOTICS.. She say they change chemistry, and can poison your system. She stated that the only thing that happens with pain medication is that is loses its' potency, and one might have to take more.

I Pray that she is right, because I diffidently use Trex after its' expiration date...

Lady Luv


Epi-pens also lose their effectiveness after the expiration date. I've read some studies done on it, and it says that it goes downhill right after they expire.
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