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Expired nasal spray
A male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messinaanswered
Aesthetic Medicine 37 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.
663 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 39-year-old male asked:
I accidently used a expired saline nasal spray that expired 7 months ago.. should i worry? the bottle was clean and dirt free?
Dr. Richard Romanoanswered
Internal Medicine 11 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
4 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphyanswered
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
No: All medications have expiration dates beyond which there is no guarantee that the medication will be effective.
3.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 51-year-old female asked:
Used expired simply saline nasal spray. it expired 7 months ago. obviously didnt realize. not used often. no one used except me and i have not been sick. only need allergies. any harm?
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
Reviewed Mar 04, 2021
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowleranswered
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications.
2.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 18-year-old male asked:
I used nasal spray which is 3 months expired! i didn't realise till after! it seems to have worked though but do i need to worry?
Dr. Gilbert Ramirezanswered
Emergency Medicine 13 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
3.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 19-year-old male asked:
I was woundering i have nasal spray that expired on 11-2012 and it was a otc is it still safe for use and if not why? i read online sometimes its ok.
A Verified Doctoranswered
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
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
3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 120-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwokanswered
Pediatrics 35 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
118 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A male asked:
My nose has been clogged up for 2 days now and i finally used a oxymetazoline nasal spray but it was expired should i be worried?
Dr. Daniel Ziegleranswered
Emergency Medicine 32 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
813 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 18-year-old member asked:
My brother has asthma and is having trouble breathing while trying to sleep. would it be ok for him to take nasal spray that expired late last year?
?????: 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
167 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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