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Prozac
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I bought the morning after pill a LONG time ago, but didn't have to use it. I still don't, so please, don't be in a hurry to answer this question; it is NOT an emergency. But what I want to know is, does the morning after pill expire? I tried looking all over the box, and I didn't see an imprint or a stamp like you usually see on the box.

I'm just asking because I don't want to use something in the future that's expired, you know? Like I said, I've looked ALL OVER the box (the box itself remains unopened) and I don't see an expiration date, but I very much doubt that a pill I bought several years ago is still good... does that make sense?

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Robin Lee
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Hi Prozac,

Yes, Plan B, like any other medication, can expire. I'm surprised to hear that there's no expiry date on the box.


I think your instincts are on target here, and if you do end up needing to take Plan B, I'd suggest getting a fresh pill.

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Prozac
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Thank you, Robin! I will throw away the pill I have right now. I wonder why it didn't have an expiration date on the box?
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Robin Lee
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You're welcome.

I have no idea why there wouldn't be a date on the box, unless i'm wrong and it really doesn't expire. That would surprise me, though. You could always give a pharmacist a call to ask them. They'll know for sure.

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