I have some Alprazolam(Xanax) from 1995 and i was wondering if it still may even be effective at all?

Liked this question? Tell your friends about it

2 Answers

Order by
Oldest to Newest
Newest to Oldest


   my wife was a pharmacy tech for many years and she said that a drug that old has most likely broken down in its molecular levels and could actually be toxic if taken. The best place for medication that old is to be royally flushed. Hope this helps.

Be a blessing to others

Hi there, I am a Certified Pharmacy Tech w/ 19 yrs. experience....those Alprazolam tablets are no good after 13 yrs. dear. And I totally agree with inspectorgadget1956, his wife is right...its molecular structure has broken down & could be toxic, plz don't mess with something that old. It definately needs to disposed of. All medications come with an expiration date on the containers, whether Pharmacy packaging or even OTC (over the counter)packaging. Heed those warnings. These expirations are for your safety & continued good health....if you have meds for say a year or longer just sitting around, just do the right thing and get rid of them, don't chance it. BTW, it is found that flushing medications down the toilet (as we all know we did/do) can actually cause contamination in the water supply. *Please give your local ER/ hospital a call, to see if they offer medication disposal as a community service, it could save a life.

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau

Related Questions

Other people asked questions on similar topics, check out the answers they received:

Asked: How to order xanax

how to order xanax

Asked: Xanax and "pau 66". Does anyone know how these two ...

Does anyone know about Xanax, and a Brand marking "pau 66"?

Asked: How soon will my xanax 2 mg take effect?

how soon will my xanax 2 mg take effect?

Ask a Question... We'll forward it to people who know

More Questions

All too often I've ordered what i thought was the ...

Xanax should be prescribed by a doctor who has examanined you. It can be prescribed in small doses or larger doses. Buying it other than with a prescription from a medical doctor who has examined you and knows your history and other medications is not wise.

What can i take to get xanax out of my system

Herbal Xanax (SleepWell) is a Non-Prescription herbal medication for insomnia and related sleeping disorders. Unlike the popular prescription drugs, it is very safe and has no dependence or withdrawal problems. More info Xanax

If taking 0.50mg - 1.0 mg of xanax and taking this ...

The straight answer would be that 97% of the drug would be eliminated from your body after 55 hours (5 times the elimination half-life of 11.2 hours). However in practice it would be affected by such factors as your age (old age - longer time to elimate), other drugs that you mught be taking ...

Site of 1995 major USA earthquake is ?

I'm guessing that you mean the 1994 Northridge CA earthquake of magnitude 6.7 which killed 60 people.