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|04-22-2013 09:58 AM|
its a controversial subject but there are factors like if the medication has been opened/humidity/temperature. but that doesn't mean you should take old medication. companies do change their formulas and what not. there was study done with expired medication and the potency level was still around 90%. but those medications were unopened and still sealed.
to answer your question about drowsiness, it all depends on how your body reacts to it. just have to try it and see which one works better.
"The Expiration date on the packaging of a drug is based on the stability of the medicine in its original sealed container. The date does not mean that the drug becomes unstable after the indicated date; it means that the drug in its sealed container will still be stable at that point in time. The average expiration date for a drug product in its labeled shelf life is between 1 and 5 years. When the container is opened and used, the expiration date on the container does not apply. The expiration date doesn’t necessarily indicate a time in which the medication is ineffective or unsafe."
seriously though, you have roughly a year to finish the product, just buy some more when youre finished. its only $3. thus, why costco is getting rid of their supply. youre already saving a ton of money on buying a 365ct supply than a 30ct for twice as much. unless you plan on buying enough to save yourself a substantial amount (ie $50), why waste the storage space?
|04-22-2013 09:38 AM|
|Diamonique||If they haven't been opened would the potency diminish that much?|
|04-22-2013 09:33 AM|
went to a B&M store. picked up 2 allerclears (8.69) and 2 aller-tec (11.99) . came home and noticed there was a exp date on each bottle (exp in 8/14). returned 3 and kept 1 aller-tec (zyrtec).
not worth stocking up just to save a couple bucks, since they are 365 day supplies, the potency would diminish by the time you would have to get to your 2nd bottle... unless you like taking expired medication.
|04-22-2013 12:04 AM|
|bnisly||In for one of all three. Thanks.|
|04-21-2013 05:15 PM|
|Dude4God||Great Deal OP, just ran out of the Zyrtec from the thread you posted last year!|
|04-21-2013 03:30 PM|
|04-21-2013 03:26 PM|
|Tarascon||I stocked up on the cetirizine. Thanks!|
|04-21-2013 02:28 PM|
|04-21-2013 12:02 PM|
|JennaLotres80||Think everyone needs to have this|
|04-21-2013 11:45 AM|
Never had any allegy issues anywhere I've travelled to in Florida either - e.g. Key West/Miami, Atlantic Coast.
Perhaps, I'm just lucky?
|04-21-2013 12:46 AM|
|04-20-2013 10:16 PM|
|04-20-2013 01:53 PM|
Do you mean Zyrtec? Because I have that, I took one pill and it knocked me out for t he rest of the day lol. I'm such weak sauce.
|04-20-2013 01:48 PM|
What part of Florida? I only ask because Florida has huge differences in different areas(i.e. Key West vs. Panhandle)
|04-20-2013 01:19 PM|
I was fine until I was 14 years old - perhaps something to do with puberty or a hormonal change, caused me to become allergic to pollen, who knows really..
I know that nothing really worked for me (including steroid injection) up until I tried using Cetirizine. Even that does not work 100% but it's a heck of a lot better than anything else I've ever used.
If you have a Dollar Tree near you, pop in there and give them a try - it's cheap enough not to worry about it
The Cetririzine I bought last year, expires on 10/13 so they must last at least a year.
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