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Most prescription vials will have an expiration date on it. Often it is one year or less from when you have the prescription filled. This is because the manufacturer dating on the pharmacy's stock bottle only applies to their sealed container. Once the stock container is opened, potency is usually guaranteed for one year or less. If you don't see an expiration date on your bottle ask the pharmacist for it. If a medication begins to have an odor or tastes funny, have the pharmacist look at it for you.