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how long does it take birth control pills to go bad in the tropics?

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Dr. Joel Pranikoff
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Store properly: All medications should be stored in their original containers and in an environment that is not extreme. When properly stored the medication should be good until the stated expiration date. If the ocps are in a blister pack they should be ok.
Answered on Jan 2, 2015
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