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Expired Ivomec

Post by bigsteve » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:24 pm

I have a large bottle of pour-on Ivomec that expired 12/18. Is there any reason I shouldn't use this?



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Re: Expired Ivomec

Post by bird dog » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:38 pm

No. Use it up. When a drug or a pour on reach the expiration date, it doesn't mean that they will quit working. It means that the product may not work 100% of what it will work when newer.

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Re: Expired Ivomec

Post by MRRherefords » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:40 pm

I would feel perfectly comfortable using it.

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Re: Expired Ivomec

Post by Bright Raven » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:58 pm

I would use it with one consideration. How was it stored? If it was exposed to extreme temperatures, for example, in an outside building where temperatures can reach subzero or about a 100 degrees, organic compounds can breakdown!
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Re: Expired Ivomec

Post by Nesikep » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:08 pm

drugs are required to have an expiration date, whether or not they actually ever expire... ivermectin is a pretty simple compound, I'd use it without thinking twice.
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Re: Expired Ivomec

Post by Nesikep » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:09 pm

I think this gets the point across.. well, I guess it's expired by a couple weeks now.
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