The Time Span Of The Drug Production Period To The Expiration Date?
want to ask if the distance from the date of manufacture to expiration for the 125mg / 5ml dry syrup amoxicillin antibiotic how long is it? here it says the manufacture in August 2016, when is the exp? because the dates are covered with markers, I can know the date of manufacture because I removed the markers using eucalyptus, but the exp date is not clear, I’m a little hesitant about taking the antibiotics …
Hello Mega Laela,
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Amoxicillin is a type of antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections. Both infections that occur in the respiratory tract, urinary tract or other parts of the body. The expiration date is the date determined by the drug manufacturer, which is adjusted to the date of production of the drug and each drug factory has different standards considering that the active substance of the drug and the carrier substance of the drug from each drug factory is different. .
What needs to be considered if you take an expired drug is that there is no longer therapeutic potential or it may even be toxic to the body. Can cause impaired kidney function or liver function, where these organs work to metabolize drugs. In addition, consumption of expired types of antibiotics can also lead to bacterial resistance, which is where bacteria can become more susceptible if given the same antibiotics in the future. So that the infectious level will increase.
So that in your case it can be advised to check back at the pharmacy where you bought the drug and make sure the condition of the drug is not in an expired condition before consumption or you can buy a new product but of course with a doctor's prescription.
That's what I can say, hopefully it's useful.
Greetings, dr. Tiwi