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is it ok to take acetaminophen after exp date

A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
maybe: The expiration date is that point after which the potency of the product cannot be assured.As long as you are not sensitive to the breakdown products ... Read More

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Expiration: A few months of expiration is likely OK, but a decade no way!
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes but why?: Do you have some chronic discomfort that needs analysis. Acetaminophen will mask pain and given you comfort in moderate doses. But a chronic pain sh ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Yes it is.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Most expiration dates of medication are by formula rather than in consideration of the actual diminution of the quality of the medication. Sudafed is ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not for pain: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic. It is used for an infection. Do you have an infection? Just because you have a toothache, it does not mean you are infec ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Motrin: One dose isn't likely to do your baby any harm, but ibuprofen (also sold under brand names such as Advil and Motrin) is generally not recommended duri ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes, no problem. Loratadine is safe to take before 24 hours is up.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Read directions : The dose is listed directly on the bottle under directions. It states "sustained release formulation: 600 to 1200 mg orally every 12 hours, not to exc ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
OK.: Unless this was stored way out of conditions of temperature or humidity you should be just fine. Expiration dates are extended for a variety of reaso ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Paracetamol is Tylenol (acetaminophen) in the US. It is safe to take these two medications together at the doses you mentioned. You could take them ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Paracetamol: This has not been studied specifically in pregnancy. However, paracetamol has been used without event during pregnancy.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
5 years: Most medications can be safely used for 5 years after expiration.\ companies want to make money. Exception: adrenalin, epipen (epinephrine).
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A male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
OK: If not allergic to sulfonamide, the expiration is excessive or have blood pressure or kidney issues.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. H. Bennett
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe throughout pregnancy.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
As far as is known..: Paracetamol is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy but recent research suggests that babies of moms who use it in mid-to-late pregnancy ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: It should not be a problem.
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Aspirin for headache: F of unknown age and medical history. Is it ok to take aspirin for headache after giving blood? ANS: mostly likely unless you are less that 12 years o ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: They should not interact.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
No -- toss it: No -- you should not take expired medication. After that date, the pills or capsules could be deteriorating. Discard in the trash or in a medicine t ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
19 years experience Pediatrics
.: No interaction between anti Rabies Vaccine and alcohol. Advise: drink sensibly and within limits. Have a nice day.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
42 years experience Rheumatology
Depends: You do not specify the dose of ibuprofen. As the half-life of mefanamic acid is two hours, it would take 10 hours to eliminate the mefanamic acid "co ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: expiration dates on meds, like those on foods, are mostly made up. Most medications, with rare exceptions (tetracycline is one) can last for many yea ... Read More

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