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Tadalafil after expiration date

The expiration date is required by law of the United States since 1979 to be indicated on both package and bottle or each of the blisters. Is the date the manufacturer guarantees the full potency and harmlessness of the medication. By the date of the expiration the medication has to be at least 90% of the original potency when stored in proper condition that has to be specified on the package too. The drug must be stored in its original package, with the prospect and the bottle tightly closed to avoid humidity. Medication potency begins to reduce from the moment that it was manufactured and can’t spontaneously decrease after expiration date. Yet, is not recommended to use the pills that visual had lost their form, color or shape, are breaking apart or are brittle, tablets or capsules are soft or lost their sheen. Never take the medication that seems suspicious in some way. If the medication is needed and the patient can’t replace the expired medication with fresh ones, there is no evidence that is not safe to take the medication in most cases.

Shelf life of Tadalafil

Tadalafil is a medication that does not need to be refrigerated or other special storage conditions. It must be stored in its original package, with bottle tightly closed to not absorb humidity. Store at 25°C (77°F), exclusion permitted 15-30°C (59-86°F). Keep out of reach of children in a container that can’t be opened without adult help.

There are some storage conditions that may negatively affect the medication and can shorten the shelf life if not respected: if the medication is exposed to direct sun light, exposed to oxygen, in unsealed containers or bottles that can permit absorbing moisture, exposed to extremely high or low temperatures, including keeping the drug in the wallet or in the car. Proper storage conditions are very important for preservation of the medication.

The shelf life may vary from 2 to 3 years depending on the manufacturer and should be indicated on both package and blister or bottle. The incorrect storage conditions may cause drug to change its original chemical composition and this may lead to drug losing its effect or becoming poisonous.

I took expired Tadalafil. Now What?

The law says that the expiration date should be indicated on the bottle or each of the blisters and on the final package. Is the date at which the manufacturer guarantees the full potency and safety of the drug. It is not recommended to take a medication after its expiration date. The expired drug may not have the desired effect due to loss of potency. Nothing reverse will happen, just the drug may not work in full power. The expired Tadalafil may change its chemical composition. Taking a single dose of expired Tadalafil may not lead to serious consequences or be harmful to you but is important to discuss it with your health care provider for more advice. It is important to discard all other expired tablets. Watch for unwanted effects: You may experience indigestion, nausea, headache, or other symptoms (see Side effects). If you have any concerns about the ingestion of an expired Tadalafil, call your health provider or pharmacist. If you experience blurred vision or other serious symptoms call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room for medical support.

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