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Do Prescriptions Expire?

APPOMATTOX, VA (WWBT) -

You probably have an old prescription that you never got filled in your possession that may lead you to ask this question.

Can you still get it filled?

We have the answer in this week's Neighborhood Health Watch.

Dr. John Clay has the answer for us.  

Opiates, sedatives, and hypnotics expire after 6 months. Routine prescriptions for other medical problems are generally good for one year.

Pharmacists often contact physicians if they are concerned about maintenance medications being filled erratically.

When in doubt regarding whether a prescription may still be filled.

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  • John Clay, M.D.

    John Clay, M.D.

    Primary Health Group-Appomattox 930 South Avenue, Suite 11 Colonial Heights, VA 804-504-8025 (phone) 804-504-8026 (fax) http://phg-appomattox.com Education: Undergraduate: The CollegeMore >>
    Primary Health Group-Appomattox
    930 South Avenue, Suite 11
    Colonial Heights, VA
    804-504-8025 (phone)
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