2nd October 2019

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Do drugs expire at the end of the month?

In the U.S. and Canada, if just the month and year are indicated, the med can be used or dispensed until the last day of that month. For example, if the expiration date is written as 05/19, the med doesn't actually “expire” until May 31, 2019. As such, the drug shouldn't be used AFTER May 31, 2019.

How long can you keep a prescription?

Prescriptions of control three through five (C III, IV, V) are valid for SIX months or FIVE refills, whichever comes first, and C III are subjected to a limit of a thirty day supply per dispense. Narcotic prescriptions of control two (C II) are valid for ONE month from the date they are written.
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