shelf life of meds
Sep 16, 2011
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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