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Can I take pepto Bismal past expiration date

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: To take any medication past its expiration date due to decreases efficacy.

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A female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
8 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is still 9/15, so I would believe it is safe to take now. However, I would recommend discarding it after this month.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: It will not do any harm to take it.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garrett Norvell
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
No, I'd replace it: Unfortunately 4 years is probably too long; unless the bottle has an expiration date sometime in the future, I'd get a new one (-:
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
No: It is probably just as good today as it was last month. Expiration dates are generally somewhat arbitrary and most medicines are still safe and effect ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Safe: There is nothing in this that will degrade in a dangerous manner. You may safely drink pepto bismol that is several years expired.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Unless it has been stored in too much heat, it will have the proper effect even though an expiration date might be passed.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
YESHOPE IT HELPS.: Your stools are gonna be black for a few days...
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: The effects of Zantac and pepto bismal can be additive so there is no problem takin g these together.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
See a surgeon: May be your gallbladder if fatty foods set it off.
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