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Some medications don't really expire, they just become less effective over time. I'm still working on a bottle of ibuprofen that "expired" in 2014 and it continues to work fine. Not sure how long before sleeping pills become less effective, perhaps one of our pharma gurus can chime in.
As I understand it, from my wife who studied as a pharmacologist, most of the time there's no loss in chemical efficacy over time, but packaging may become damaged or otherwise lose integrity, and similar with pill coatings, binding agents or capsule materials.

Many oral drugs are treated either in their entirety, e.g. with a coated tablet or at a smaller particle level, to release more slowly over time, and it's possible that a breakdown of the product could give rise to much faster release, so care should be taken with such drugs, but as long as the packaging and contents look to be intact they should be fine. Even then, standard stuff like Ibuprofen or Paracetamol (aka Acetominophen) should be fine even if it's crumbling; might not taste good, though
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After years of sleep problems, I finally found a sleeping pill that works. I spent 50 franks stockpiling the thing and then abruptly my sleep is fine and has been great for months, so all of this will probably expire.
what pill is that?
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Old 20.04.2016, 07:53
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what pill is that?
5-htp. I believe it's not addictive.. Though not a scientist.
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Tried to get the new 50 note out if the cash machine by selecting 2 different amounts. Now I have no 50s and too much cash.
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Old 20.04.2016, 08:23
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The online court booking system doesn't work in our club.
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Old 21.04.2016, 11:12
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I'm constantly getting my ass kicked by 12 year olds on Call of Duty. Its like 02:00 FFS, Shouldn't those little twerps be in bed!?!?
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Old 21.04.2016, 12:10
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

It was snowing so much the other day that the distance sensor on my adaptive cruise control got covered up while I was driving so I had to control the speed of my car myself like some sort of pleb
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Old 21.04.2016, 12:11
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I had Haribo Tangfastics for breakfast. Because I didn't want toast or cereal or fruit.
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Old 21.04.2016, 12:34
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Tried to get the new 50 note out if the cash machine by selecting 2 different amounts. Now I have no 50s and too much cash.
Update, I got injured at football and had to go to the hospital. On the way there I could use Uber but Horgen appears to be so backward that there's no Ubers. A 9km taxi ride set me back 50 chuffs.

I no longer have too much cash.
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Old 21.04.2016, 12:47
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The bi-weekly thread is making my head hurt
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Old 21.04.2016, 13:56
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I voted in the bi-weekly poll and after thinking on it further, realised I should have selected the other option. I think.

And I don't know what Tapatalk is.

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Old 21.04.2016, 22:11
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

i dont know which is the bi-weekly poll
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Nobody got my George Michael joke on the trans-toilet thread.


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Old 25.04.2016, 17:44
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Nobody has moved the dead pigeon out of the road in the last 3 days which is leading me towards an existential crisis in which I have to ponder whether anybody will care about me when I die or whether, like the Pigeon, I'll be forgotten?
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Old 25.04.2016, 17:47
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Nobody has moved the dead pigeon out of the road in the last 3 days which is leading me towards an existential crisis in which I have to ponder whether anybody will care about me when I die or whether, like the Pigeon, I'll be forgotten?


Bah---maybe you need to move to a REAL first world country like Canada.


This Raccoon was NOT forgotten.


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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I find myself silently cursing at SBB when having to wait for the S-Bahn for more than a minute.

...then I remember my time in France, where a train was 1,5h late and in India where we had to "come again next day", because the train did not arrive at all. I did not see anyone complaning in either countries..
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I only have 3,298 TV programs to choose from.
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MKV becoming the new standard means I need to download a hacked copy of a good file convertor to turn them into MP4 for the Apple TV
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Old 27.04.2016, 16:09
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I've spent the last hour looking for something to buy on Amazon, so my order qualifies for free shipping.
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Old 27.04.2016, 16:49
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I've spent the last hour looking for something to buy on Amazon, so my order qualifies for free shipping.
I'm pretty sure people in the first world have Amazon Prime
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