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can i take expired pepto bismol

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not a problem: The ingredients will be insufficiently changed from that expiration date to make a difference. You can take this and get the desired effect without w ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Expired medicine: It really depends on how expired it is. But I would say in this case no don't take it.
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Dr. Chan Hwang
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No harm done: The actual shelf life of Pepto-Bismol is a lot greater than what is indicated by the expiration date. Old Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) may los ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: It will still have the same effect as long as the bottle had not previously been opened.
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Dr. Derek Isenberg
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Probably safe : It should be safe to take but it probably will not be effective for your symptoms as the ingredients have run out
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience Internal Medicine
I guess you could: but I would avoid it. I'm of the opinion that suspensions should be discarded by the expiration date. I'm ok with expired tablets by sever ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Expired pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate): This is always a question - as long as the solution when shaken mixes well then its okay. INmany countries of the world expired medication is commonly ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Safety: is not guaranteed with expired medications
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on the dose: At the recommended dosing, it's probably ok

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