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is expired indomethacin safe

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
May not be : It would be wiser to get a new prescriptions. There may be some leeway with the expiration dates, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
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A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably OK: Drug expiration dates reflect the time of proved safety and effectiveness. In almost all cases, the drug remains potent and safe for much longer (ofte ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Yes: There is no interaction between these two medications.
A female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Beware- side effects: Yes,you may take it now. Both these medications should not be taken long term./ Many side effects including gastric bleeding,elevation of BP etc Dr ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Expired morphine: In general expired medications still do work. In the real world (everything else but the usa) especially africa expired medications are used. As long ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margret Rose Dellosso
18 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not best choice: It is a matter of effectiveness. Medicines have an expiration date to regulate usage and effectiveness. If medicine expired it may not work at all as ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: No.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Antinal: Yes it is safe and easily tolerable to take during pregnancy
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarkis Barupian
39 years experience Family Medicine
Expired meds: It is my opinion that you should never take expired meds because they may have lost their potency and effectiveness
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Doubtful: Expiration dates are labeled to assure potentcy ; efficacy of medications. They are there for a reason.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not my favorite: There is a moderate amount of GI risk. If you believe the studies suggesting increased cardiac risk from nsaids, diclofenac is shown to have one of th ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe: How long ago did it expire? Within the last year, it should be fine.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It's safe.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No : I would not recommend using any expired medication.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, it is thought: to be safe to take mefenamic acid (Ponstel) safely while you are nursing. You should also ask your own doctor.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Indomethacin advil (ibuprofen): No. Both are nsaid's.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
16 years experience Pharmacology
See below: This is an area where you may get disagreement among professionals. Based on *published* data, the World Health Organization does not recommend more t ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Probably: Depending on the med, most just begin to lose potency over time and become less predictable in their effectiveness. They are not likely to become toxi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Usually: But you need to be careful of early onset of side effects.
A female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
No: You should never take expired medications. They can change configuration over time. Avoid!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Medications have expiration dates for a reason. If a medication is expired it is probably best to not use this medication.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Compatible drugs: The drugs can be taken together. One is an antispasmotic and prececid is appi
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Safety is relative: If the OTC pain medicine has just expired, within a couple of months, it probably would be OK to use. As u pointed out yourself, expired meds start lo ... Read More
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