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shelf life of meds

Sep 16, 2011

ok so i have medications that i recieved on the 8th of august 2010......intellence, isentress, prezista,and norvir...i stored them according to the bottles it safe to take them?

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

Most medications are fine if left at room temperature; Novir (ritonavir) is a special case. If your Norvir is the capsule form, it should be refrigerated if kept more than one month. If tablet form, it's stable at room temp.

Check the expiration date on the bottles of the medications (if marked); this will usually tell you if the meds are ok to take. Sometimes the pharmacy bottles might not have this noted. In this case, I usually expect the medications to be good for at least one year (we're close enough now in September).

If in doubt, check with your pharmacist.

Hope that helps, BY

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