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can you use pepto bismol after the expiration date

A 51-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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A 21-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 24-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 member asked:
Dr. Pradeep Parihar
30 years experience Family Medicine
Stomachache : Should be okay but could ask with pharmacist at local store
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 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on the dose: At the recommended dosing, it's probably ok
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Before.: One hour to 30m before, so it can protect your stomach. Diluted out after a meal.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Baughn
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: No problem.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
May interfere: Absorption , including some antacids may bind and prevent absorption of Coumadin (warfarin) loose effectiveness , speak to your doctor.
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