When prescribed for bipolar disorder, Liquid Gabapentin can be quite effective. It can also help with other conditions such as arthritis and seizures. Unfortunately, it can also go bad if not refrigerated.
If you do not have a safe way to store it, it is recommended to keep it in a cold liquid case or refrigeratorified liquid case. This will help prevent it from reacting with the heat and going bad.
This is important because even though this does not seem like a big deal, every once in a while somebody gets sick from something they took that was not COOLED.
This is why it is important to always have a way to administer Liquid Gabapentin! It should never be left up to chance or dependent on how cold the bottle or person is.
How should I store liquid gabapentin?
We suggest that you do not store your Liquid Gabapentin for very long term without being refrigerated or frozen. This is due to the fact that it can and does go bad.
Gabapentin is a white powder, so it does not stay fresh by itself. It must be combined with another substance to create a solution or medication.
This means that if you have it sitting on your counter top, you must have some sort of solution or medication nearby to prevent storage issues. If this happens to you, please do not worry; we still recommend playing with your medication dose and/or changing the time of the administration every day to keep your gabapentin working.
What happens if I leave it out?
There are a few reasons to store your gabapentin if you have to. Firstly, make sure it is stored in the appropriate temperature range. It should be cold when it arrives and warm when used.
Secondly, make sure it is kept away from heat and moisture. If it has been refrigerated, let it sit overnight to ensure all the water has been removed.
And lastly, make sure you know what happens if the gabapentin is not used or misused. If an individual loses their memory of Gabapentin, accidentally giving it to another person may help re-assurance and return of normal memory.
Is the medication still good?
If you just forgot to store your medication, then it is important to do so. You can purchase a storage bag or break them into pieces and put those on the shelf with the other medications.
Most stores will tell you that it needs to be refrigerated or dated out by a refrigeration unit, which is correct. There are some that say that it does not require this, but this is still important to know.
If you have trouble remembering to store your medication, then one of the best things to do is to take it once a day before bed and let it sit in your bedside table or next to your own warm sleeping place. This helps make sure that you are taking your medication on time, and keeps some side effects from happening if you forget to take it on time.
Know what kind of medicine you have and how long it should be in case of an emergency.
What happens if I take it after the expiration date?
If you take your liquid gabapentin after the expiration date, you may experience some side effects. These include:
Dryness of vagina and/or sex drive decrease
These side effects are rare and happen less than half a year after purchase. Most people have experienced it for about a year! So, if you have been experiencing these side effects, it is time to contact your doctor due to possible problems with gender balance or sexual function.
What should I do with expired liquid gabapentin?
If your liquid gabapentin has expired, you should not store it in the refrigerator or cold storage. Instead, you should either:
Refrigerate immediately after opening and taking each pack as described in the text above; or
Void the product within one week of opening. If you wait to do so after that date, it will become ineffective.
Broken or expired liquid gabapentin can cause dizziness, nausea, headache, or sleep problems. If these symptoms are majorly affecting your life, you should contact your doctor immediately.
How to Store and Take Liquid Gabapentin
To store your gabapentin, remember to keep it in a container that is covered with a fitted plastic cover.
How can I tell if the medication has gone bad?
You can tell if the medication has gone bad by checking the expiry date on the pill. Your medicine should have a new expiration date!
Some medications will break down over time and lose their potency. This is called side effect profile change. For example, some medications now have hormonal replacement replaced with synthetic hormones.
This happens less and less as we advanced in medicine, so it is really rare! Most of the time, this happens when there is no longer a need for it, or someone finds an alternative that works better.
If your medication does not have a new expiration date, then it has probably gone bad. It is important to check this to make sure you do not miss anything.
Should I throw it away?
There are a few reasons to keep Liquid Gabapentin around. The first is that it may help you breathe easier. Many times, doctors suggest taking liquid gabapentin during asthma attacks or other respiratory concerns.
It may also help you sleep! According to the manufacturer, most people take it at night to sleep. If you need to exchange it or want to purchase a new brand, you can do so online or in person.
Lastly, doctors may recommend Liquid Gabapentin for certain memory and learning problems. When these problems occur in people with dementia, the gabapentin can help improve memory and learning abilities.
Does liquid gabapentin go bad if not refrigerated?
Some people report that the liquid gabapentin they purchase doesn’t last as long as others report if not kept in a cold environment. This can be a problem if you need to have certain prescriptions on hand because this medication doesn’t last as long as other medications!
Unfortunately, we cannot tell you whether this medication does or does not go bad if not kept in a cold environment. It may be better to always check the bottle to see if it has water or another type of liquid added so it has some life left into it.