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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well : General over-the-counter medications that are expired are still effective for your two if not exposed to excess heat moisture or excess cold
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Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
None: There is no good answer. The choice of medication is dependent upon cause, type, severity of pain. I personally do not feel it is a good idea to take ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Labbad
Specializes in General Practice
NSAIDs: Hi RubyM927, please see your doctor to confirm your chest pain is caused by costochondritis and not something more serious. In addition, make sure you ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on...: Whether an expired medication is safe or not depends on the medication, the patient, and how long it has been expired. Usually, people should not use ... Read More
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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 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Rather then taking: Over the counter male enhancement/ performance pills - would encourage you to see an urologist to determine the cause for erectile difficulties.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Growth in Child: Your child is still growing. There are no 'otc' medications for growth. The best option is good nutrition with good regular intake of products high i ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Treating Acid reflux: I always want to start with why you are not treating the underlying reason for your heart burn? Taking a medication daily just to suppress something t ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Side effects: Side effects are simply a possibility in a small percentage of patients. The majority of people who take medications do not experience side effects. ... Read More
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