Can you take sleeping aids 5 years after expiration date?
You can do what you want, but I would not recommend it. Medication has an expiration date for a reason. Most of the time, it means the medication just will be not as effective, but sometimes it can be harmful. Recommend you consult with a pharmacist about your specific situation.
No! medication is not everlasting, the expiry date is a quality issue, it may be possible for SOME medications to still be usefull SHORTLY after the expiration date, if kept in ideal conditions, however this rarely is the case, heat, light, humidity all work to deterorate the efectiveness of most medications, which is what the expiry date was designed for. So it is best not to use it.
For Neutrogena products, the lot number is the key to the age of the product. The lot number will indicate the date it was manufactured, and adding three years to that date will tell the expiration date. Products that have a proven shelf life of at least three years are not required to have expiration dates on them.
It is based off of the open date on the card.. Some companies use 4 years from the open date and same month.. eg: opened card 7/10... expiration date will be 7/14 .. some use 5 years same month.. and others will adjust the month usually by adding 2 months to every 4 years .. eg: opened car 01/10 .. expiration will be 3/14