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Does codeine expire?

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Yes, all medication has an expiration date. Once it is expired, it is less effective. Check the bottles label for the expiration date. Any comments?

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  1. Gabriele says:

    Codeine will expire. Regularly review your medications and properly dispose of anything that is beyond the expiration date.

  2. Emilie says:

    somewhere between 6 months and a year. And it does not do you harm to take it after the exp date. It may not be as effective though.

  3. Letha says:

    Is the 93/150 white round pill stronger Codeine than hydrocodone M367′s with 10mg of Codeine? when researched,the white pill displays: Acetaminophen-codeine phosphate Strength

  4. Shawana says:

    I have done this once before, didn’t realize they were expired until after. It made me feel a bit dizzy, sweaty, and I threw up after about 45 minutes. I felt fine about 10 minutes after throwing up. More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_happens_when_you_take_expired_codeine

  5. Brenda says:

    Most medications are usually good for about six months after they expire. The medication just becomes less effective. More:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-happens-when-codeine-expires

  6. Melisa says:

    There should be an expiration date on the prescription bottle. Most meds are good for 6months to a year. More:http://www.chacha.com/question/how-long-does-it-take-for-promethazine-with-codeine-to-expire

  7. Laurena says:

    Medications lose their potency over time. The expiration will be printed on the label of the codeine preparation.

  8. Juliane says:

    Using film as quickly as possible, and before the expiration date, will ensure optimal or opiate drugs (synthetic or non-synthetic codeine- or morphine- derived. Detail:http://www.ehow.com/decision_6874096_long-undeveloped-film-inside-camera_.html

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