How long is cipro good after expiration date?
How long are ear drops good for after the expiration date?
If the drops have expired, throw them away. Don’t use expired ear drops, as they can be contaminated and cause infection.
Michael Rudolph, executive director of community pharmacy practice at USC School of Pharmacy. Kept in a cool, dry place, Cipro should retain about 90% of its potency by the expiration date on the label–either the manufacturer’s expiration date or a date selected by your pharmacist.
There are no studies that show using these medications after their expiration date causes serious harm. The risk is related to how effective the medication is. Taking them after their expiration dates could cause a serious health risk or consequence because the medications are not as effective.
Is 2 year old Cipro still good?
Other long-life products include sodium thiosulfate (16 years), atropine sulfate (15 years), ciprofloxacin (13 years), and atropine autoinjector (10 years). Other products, Lyon noted, “fail potency testing rather soon after the original expiration. Epinephrine and mefloquine (Larium, Roche) give us a lot of problems.”