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Friday, March 7, 2014
Pharmacy and Medications
My one year old son was prescribed amoxicillin a month ago and i lost the prescription after i already filled it so i got another bottle. A few days later it was returned to me by my mother after my husband forgot it at her house. I was just given a prescription of amoxiciilin for him again and want to know if i could use the one prescibed last month.
Amoxicillin suspension expires 14 days after being mixed up by the pharmacy. It also requires refrigeration. The bottle you picked up a month ago should have an expiration date on it written by the pharmacy. You should not use the bottle beyond that date, or if the bottle has not been refrigerated.
Michael Ganio, PharmD
Clinical Applications Pharmacist
Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University