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Is it ok to take expired advil

A member asked:
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Expired med: If expiration is 3/12 (end of march 2012) is just a few days experied. Won't be a problem.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
In general: Recommend that expired oxymetazoline not be used. The longer past the expiration date - the more concerning. After the episode that oxymetazoline has ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Expired medications: Medications that are passed their expiration dates can be less effective, or contaminated. Some medications could even decompose into products that c... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Yes: That is an acceptable dose to take at one time. Try to make sure you take it with food to minimize GI irritation.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 29 years experience
No: The amount of benadryl, (diphenhydramine) which is the part of that medicine that makes you drowsy, would be higher than the recommended amount to ta... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Yes but...: If you have normal renal function and no gastrointestinal bleeding or ulcers, then an occasional dose of 400 mg Ibuprofen (2 tabs) may be ok. The max... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
Pain Management 61 years experience
Usually yes: It depends upon what it is being taken for as advil (ibuprofen) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and can interfere with healing of injuries or bone... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Yes: If indicated (for fever, pain etc).
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 25 years experience
What for?: Depends on what you are taking the Advil (ibuprofen) for? Taking daily Advil (ibuprofen) could cause rebound headaches for example. It could also affe... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
If you need it: You can take advil (ibuprofen) along with antibiotics without any additional risks. Each drug will carry its own individual risks for side effects and... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Yes: If taken in recommended doses there should be no problem.
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