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could I still take a b12 injection if it is expired by 6months

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
35 years experience Family Medicine
Expired meds: Two sides to this answer - the "legal" side - no - medications have expiration dates for reasons of potency and sterility. Over time medicatons ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes, safe, but...: The expiration date on meds is the time limit that the dosage potency is guaranteed. After that time, the potency may be less (but often is not). It ... Read More
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Dr. Julie Reardon
31 years experience Family Medicine
Check w/ pharmacist: How expired are the injections? What is the solution they are in? Sometimes products are ok to use after the expiration date for a short time but les ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Agree with Dr. R: Also check to see if you need injectable B12. Oral or sublingual preparation may suffice.
A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
No: If he is getting regular b12 shots the oral is unlikely to help more
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Would not without MD: I would not undertake this course without consulting with a fertility expert.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Koffler
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Not a panacea: B12 shots can be great but in my experience, do not result in people feeling immediately better that often. There are other things that cause these s ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
No idea: No one can predict exactly how much weight any given individual will lose on any given treatment. Many other factors affect weight. Some, such as diet ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
B12: B12 injections work immediately, and serum levels show increase within the day.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Rapid: If you are B12 deficient, the anemia will improve and reticulocyte count rise within a week. If your have a neurologic deficit, you'll notice an impro ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Prob not: It may lose efficacy, but it does not turn to poison.

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