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How long does it take birth control pills to go bad if expired

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Ocp expirations: Hotrmones are very stable but pills can degrade. Use in date meds, please.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Store properly: All medications should be stored in their original containers and in an environment that is not extreme. When properly stored the medication should be... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Expiry date printed: It depends on the date of manufacturing and each pack has an expiry date printed on it, so look at the date printed on the pack.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Relative: It's all relative. Everything has + ; -. For example, the medicine that people overdose on the most ; end up needing liver transplants for is tylenol ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No : It's fine but unlikely to do anything useful either.
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Musinski
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Sometimes : Sometimes pills will cause nausea. It is usually progressive rather than sudden onset. Also the abdominal pain is not a typical feature of the nausea ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Pouls
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: In fact, taking BCP's to help to control your PMS symptoms is probably better for the health of your 1 kidney, than taking excessive amounts of OTC me... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Depends: If you start any oral birth control on the first three days of your period - then you are protected from the beginning. If you wait until the fourth ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not a problem: The melatonin is something humans make naturally. It will not interfere with BC.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Lemon has no effect: It is not uncommon to have irregular bleeding the first several months after you start birth control pills. However, if the bleeding is very heavy or... Read More

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