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acetaminophen degradation
« on: February 27, 2005, 05:28:53 PM »
How long does it take for acetaminophen to degrade to a point where it loses its efficacy when stored at room temp. and are the degradition products toxic?

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Re:acetaminophen degradation
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2005, 08:10:11 PM »
Everything is toxic at a high enough concentration.  ;)


Acetaminophen is a simple enough looking organic molecule, I doubt it looses its efficacy over a long period of time. Just don't store it in warm environments.
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