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#1 Fri, 02/09/2022 - 14:15
jim68000
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Sumatriptan expiry

I'm having trouble getting injectable sumatriptan from my doctor owing to cost. I do have some old refills that expired in November of last year. 

 

What are the risks if inject one of those: is it just that the active chemical has decomposed and won't work, or something more sinister? Anyone have experience of this?

Fri, 02/09/2022 - 15:42
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Fri, 02/09/2022 - 19:38 (Reply to #2)
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Hi,

I have used expired Sumatriptan injections for many years as I don't like waste. Some have been over 2 years old. All have worked as usual which is what your article infers.

As to withholding this medication on the grounds of cost that is strictly a no no. Take it up with your practice manager in the first instance. 
 

John

Sat, 03/09/2022 - 13:12
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Thanks John. It's not that they won't issue the scripts it's just that they only give me 6 doses, which is only 3 days....and it takes 3 days to get a repeat prescription authorised so I'm always chasing the surgery

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