- May 25, 2012
Most places are monitored by the WHO and they sell to other Countries with strict guidelines. I've never seen an expiry date over 5 years on my travels although I havnt really paid to close attention. The bigger problem is storage in hot Countries. They won't necessarily have air con, fridges and quality storage we are used to in the West. That can really screw with meds irrelevant of the expiry date.I keep my medicines a long time and I've used one or two past the expiration date just because I couldn't wait to get a refill. Having said that some of the online meds that we buy have altered expiration dates because nobody is really enforcing these rules overseas like in the US.