Back in 2008 I was injured. It might have been the time I tried to cut my finger tip off, but I'm not sure. I honestly don't recall.
The thing is, the doc scripted Vicodin, and said I was going to need it.
I didn't. I'm not a fan of heavy pain killers that leave me wobbly, and it's very seldom indeed I'll take anything like that. All depends on the injury I guess, since I certainly took a few days worth of Percocets when I tried to gut my hand with a sawzall.
Anywho.... I have this bottle of Vicodin that's been sitting in my safe since 2008 (ever since the doc said they were worth $20 each on the street so be careful with them). I figured maybe some day I would have a pain that big, although it hasn't happened yet.
My question.... how long are they good for? Not the estimate put forth by the company that wants everything tossed so they can sell you more.... but in reality. How long do they stay effective? Do they ever turn toxic? Should I flush them or leave them in the safe a few more years?