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Does Viagra Expire?

Does Viagra expire? Many men have asked themselves this age-old question. To answer this question, we first have to understand how to determine the shelf life of Viagra. Like most medications, the manufacturer sets the expiration date. The expiration date is determined by the stability of the active ingredients in the medicine. Let’s dive in!

What is Viagra?

Viagra is a prescription medication used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). This class of drugs works by increasing blood flow to the penis by relaxing the smooth muscle tissue in the blood vessels that supply the penis. Viagra was the first oral medicine approved to treat ED. This medicine does not cure ED; instead, it helps men with ED to achieve and maintain an erection.

How Long Does Viagra Last?

Viagra begins to work in 30 minutes, and the effects last about 4 hours. Men can take Viagra with or without food, and you can take Viagra with alcohol. Please be aware that Viagra does not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.

What are the Side Effects of Viagra?

Common side effects include headache, facial flushing, indigestion, nasal congestion, and back pain. Problematic side effects include blurry vision, prolonged erection, heart attack, and hearing loss. Tell your doctor if you are experiencing prolonged or painful erection.

Viagra Expiration

Does Viagra expire? Yes, Viagra can expire if you do not store it properly.

Viagra is a prescription medication, and as such, it does have an expiration date. It is imperative that you check the expiration date of the medicine before using it. A pharmacist can help you determine if your prescription is good, depending on whether the drug has not been exposed to high heat or moisture.

Viagra should be stored at room temperature (77-86 degrees) and away from moisture, heat, and light. It’s also essential to keep the capsules in their original container and avoid breaking them open unless asked to do so by a doctor.

Viagra tablets are blue, diamond-shaped, and engraved with VGR 25 on one side and the Pfizer logo on the other. Viagra capsules are light blue capsules shaped like an elongated hexagon.

Viagra has an expiration date on the packaging of 2-3 years. This means that the manufacturer guarantees that the medicine is still good for up to this date.

Conclusion

All medications have an expiration date; Viagra is no different. Viagra goes bad, loses its efficacy, and renders itself ineffective if not stored properly. Viagra has a shelf life of two years (24 months). After 24 months, the drug loses its efficacy. Viagra will remain stable for up to 24 months from the date the prescription was manufactured under proper storage conditions.

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