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Do EpiPens Expire?

The short answer to this question is yes, EpiPens do expire. The expiration date should be stamped on the label on the Epi-Pen.

When picking up your EpiPens at the pharmacy, you should open the package to ensure that the expiration date is at least a year out. Sometimes the pharmacy will give you one that is near it’s expiration date by accident.

You should also keep in mind that the liquid within the EpiPen should be clear. If it is cloudy or discolored, you should properly dispose of it.

Always keep your EpiPen out of extreme temperatures–hot or cold. Prolonged exposure to extremely high or low temperatures could cause the EpiPen to go bad.

You should replace your EpiPen if you accidentally leave  it exposed to prolonged excessive heat or cold, or if it is past the expiration date.

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About Ruth LovettSmith

Ruth LovettSmith is a writer, artist and designer with a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She is the Founder and Editor of the popular food allergy information guide Best Allergy Sites. She also writes articles on art and design, food allergies, parenting, gardening and healthy living and is an advocate for and within the food allergy community.
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