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is it ok to take expired advil

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Expired med: If expiration is 3/12 (end of march 2012) is just a few days experied. Won't be a problem.
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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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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: That is an acceptable dose to take at one time. Try to make sure you take it with food to minimize GI irritation.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: What is "kexpro"? I'm not aware of a drug with this name.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Probably: BUT why is the question? What hurts? Get evaluated and fix the problem.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
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
19 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: If indicated (for fever, pain etc).
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
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
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