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Default Shelf life of Bactrim sulfa-antibiotic, anyone?

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Hi, I am curious as to what the shelf life is on Bactrim; Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. I have an expired prescription for this that is from November of 2010, which makes it about a year and seven months old. How long will this med continue to remain effective?

I just looked on Roche's site, and it says it has a 5 year shelf life, is this correct? I feel great knowing that I have it in my bug-out bag, but I don't want to end up taking this at any point if it's going to make me sick.

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I can't seem to find the article at the moment but I read about the military's research on their own stockpiles and They say 10 - 15 years past if you keep it in the freezer but I have also heard erythramycin goes toxic over time.
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Depends on how you store it


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