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How long can you use albuterol past expiration

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
May be: it isn't the issue of being expired, rather if there is still an active ingredient (the main medicine) in the inhaler? or it just sprays other inactiv... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
No: I will not recommend if the expiry date is 4 years ago
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get refill: Meds have expiration dates. Why would you use an expired albuterol inhaler that will not give you the expected relief? The expiration date is placed a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Probably not: Unless you are suffering from symptoms of exercise- or cold-induced asthma (coughing or wheezing when running, particularly in cold weather), probably... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Virtual consult...: You would need a virtual consult in order for a doctor from your state to prescribe albuterol. Otherwise, you would need to get a refill from your own... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Bronchodilator: Albuterol is a bronchodilator, a medication that opens your airways to allow better airflow, and is not for used mainly for treating colds, .
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Yes, but...: You can put both together in the nebulizer; however, i prefer to separate them for this reason...Albuterol works fast to open up closed airways giving... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Caution: Probably no increased danger, but expired medication often lose potency and do not work.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No where: No one should be using expired medications, so you can dispose of it properly when expired.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Albuterol overdose: Albuterol overdose can cause high or low bp, chest pain, irregular heart beat, shakiness and tremors most serious overdose can cause cardiac arrest a... Read More