How ineffective is expired Asacol?

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juju0010
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   Posted 4/29/2010 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I've switched to Asacol HD since this flare started as prescribed by my doctor. I chose HD because it's a higher dosage, which means I take it less often.
 
I ran out the other day so I opened an old bottle of my regular Asacol. It expired almost a year ago (6/16/09).
 
Just curious how much effectiveness Asacol really loses once it reaches expiration?
juju / UC Since July 2001
Flares: Jan 2006, Feb 2010
Currently: Flaring since 2/25/10 :(
Meds: Asacol HD 800mg x4/day


quincy
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   Posted 4/29/2010 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
It's about a year....but what you can do is email the company and ask directly.

q

juju0010
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   Posted 4/29/2010 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah I'm sure P&G will recommend I keep using old tablets versus buying new ones ;p

Refilled my prescription for HD today.
juju / UC Since July 2001
Flares: Jan 2006, Feb 2010
Currently: Flaring since 2/25/10 :(
Meds: Asacol HD 800mg x4/day


quincy
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   Posted 4/29/2010 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
They have expiration dates for a reason....but extended use once purchased is a different thing than buying products that have extended that date.

Foods...most one should heed the date.

Medications....maybe not as touchy.

q
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