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Shelf life of these drugs? 6 years 11 months ago #418

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I want to get hold of these drugs ASAP before the window of opportunity closes. It may take me 2-3 months however, to organise the time off work to do the treatment (I tend to get bad side effects). So I'm wondering how long I can keep Sofusbuvir, Daclatasvir and Ribavirin in the fridge before commencing?

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Shelf life of these drugs? 6 years 11 months ago #426

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Shelf life of these drugs? 6 years 11 months ago #428

As a rule of thumb any medication should be kept:

  • below 25-30C
  • not frozen
  • out of the light
  • dry

The US army has shown the typical 2 year expiry date on medications does not mean they are inactive. In fact they have a thing called the SLEP (Shelf Life Expiry Program) which in effect says don't throw stockpiled medications out when they pass their expiry date.

www.astho.org/Programs/Preparedness/Publ...-Program-Fact-Sheet/

Please note that the US Army keeps their medications in environmentally controlled conditions, rather like wine buffs. Cool, dry and out of the light.

This article is interesting:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/09/expire...81.html?ir=Australia

Be aware that tetracycline (for example) is an antibiotic medication that really does "goes off". I have not looked up the reference but you can.

The fact is that these new meds have not been around long enough to really know.

A typical shelf life cool, dry and out of the light is 2 years so 2-3 months will not matter.
YMMV
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