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3 Year Old Concerta

Discussion in 'Concerta & Ritalin' started by waitingfortheworms, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. waitingfortheworms

    waitingfortheworms Silver Member

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    a friend of swims recently gave him some 36mg concerta that are over 3 years old. swim is wondering if it would be safe to take these or if there is even any point to it
     
  2. Lehendakari

    Lehendakari Gold Member

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    This comes from our good friends the FDA for metadate.

    http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/appletter/2001/21259ltr.pdf

    Don't know if this helps. In europe medicines with an expiration time of less than 5 years have a symbol in the container, 2 symetric triangles in vertical position.

    Not to take them would be the SAFEST option however they probably only lost some potency.
     
  3. Bajeda

    Bajeda Platinum Member & Advisor

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    Swim has taken two year expired concerta and got some effects, though methylphenidate doesn't really work for him.

    Other people who have taken the same expired concerta said it works fine though. Don't know about three years, might be a bit weak.
     
  4. waitingfortheworms

    waitingfortheworms Silver Member

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    swim crushed it up and parachuted it to avoid the time release and it gave a pretty decent high, first time swim has ever done ritalin so he cant compare it to the fresh stuff but he claims it was slightly more euphoric and energizing than 20 mgs adderall xr
     
  5. highganja99

    highganja99 Silver Member

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    If the concerta are still in the pill bottle they are safe, also concerta do last a long time, the outer coating is the initial dose of ritalin and after that the rest is the time release, even if the initial dose is moist, the remaining time release will be fine. basically from SWIM's knowledge ritalin shouldn't decompose into anything toxic to the body. SWIM would say most definately that the age should not be a problem in these circumstances. SWIM says go ahead there should not be any problems.