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Expired nasal spray

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: The potency possible will be less still only use 1-2 sprays per nostril. If it works great! There is no concern that it went sour or could harm you.

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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Saline : The concern about old saline sprays is that there could be contamination if it's laying around and was used in the past. If it is brand new there is n... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No: All medications have expiration dates beyond which there is no guarantee that the medication will be effective.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
wouldn't think so: In general the USE BY dates are estimates required by the consumer product safety people or the FDA. The apply most often to drugs ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 11 years experience
No: Most medications have expiration dates because of regulation (it also makes people buy more). They usually don't lose effectiveness or become dangerou... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
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Lose Potency: I would definitely get an updated spray if it expired back in 2012. As medications sit over time they tend to loose their potency and are not as effec... Read More
A 120-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
If previously was ok: If it was ok for a person to use her fluticasone nasal spray in the recent past, then it should make no difference whether the spray is a month before... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Toss it blow ur nose: Not because it's too old but because these type of inhalers will cause a rebound congestion much worse than the original problem and are thus highly a... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
?????: Expired usually just means it is likely to be less effective after that date. Why a nasal spray would help a breathing problem is a bit confusing. Peo... Read More

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