Question by  Adi (175)

Will old Valium go bad?


Answer by  EmmaKitty (236)

Old Valium loses potency, but doesn't "go bad" the way tetracyclines go bad. Old Valium won't hurt you, but 10 year-old 5 mg Valium will no longer be 5 mg of Valium. Depending on storage conditions (unopened/dark/cool/dry is best) that pill will contain only a percentage of its original potency.


Answer by  patti (29325)

All medication eventually breaks down and becomes toxic or ineffective. Never take medicine that is crumbling, misshapen or discolored. Even if the Valium looks right, it may be less effective.


Answer by  ck0689 (284)

Any medication should be thrown out after a year because all drugs will become unstable after several years. The reason for a year is that you don't know how long the pharmacy had it before giving it to you, pharmacy's have to dispose of drugs that expire within a year.


Answer by  thesituation (34)

yes medicine can go bad. ask a doctor or pharmisist pill shelf life they should have a good idea at how long they are good for.

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