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is it ok to take expired pepcid

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably but why?: With generic versions available, it is cheap enough to not to worry over the cost. I am unaware of expired Pepcid (famotidine) causing harms althoug ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably: Most medications stored in dry and cool condition remain effective even months after the expiration date but obviously this is dependent on the indivi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: May not be as effective. Doubt it will do anything harmful. Why don't you just go buy some unexpired tablets?
A male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Abdominal pain: Do NOT take expired medications, 2 years is very old, may be more harm then good. If abdominal pain milk has calcium,a neutralizer. Calcium is the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
When expired?: Depends on how long ago it expired and the conditions in which it was kept. The expiration date includes for most medication an extra years worth of ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Expired Med Use: Pharmaceutical manufacturers issue expiration dates that insures potency, use after that date, there is no guarantee that there is sufficient medicati ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
39 years experience Podiatry
Not recommended: This would not be recommended as there would be a decrease in effectiveness.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Heartburn is very common in pregnancy. Progesterone hormone lowers the tone of the sphincter between the esophagus and stomach. If you are taking tums ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
17 years experience Pharmacology
Yes: Yes, there shouldn't be a problem with that.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
20 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Azitthromycin is and antibiotic and ranitidine is an antihistamine used to suppress gastric acid and they are safe to take together.
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A member asked:
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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: No problem.
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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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Propranolol: Ok with lansoprazole.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
No contra-indication: as far as I can tell..... Hope this helps!\ Dr Z
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Danger - no: It's not dangerous in that it is going to hurt you in any way. However, two questions to think about: why did you have some left over - you should fin ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Yes: It is OK to take pepto and immodium together. The immodium if taken first, might slow down the transit of pepto throughout your system. If the cause o ... Read More
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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: There are no known significant drug interactions between proton pump inhibitors, like lansoprazole, and cyclizine, which is sometimes used for prevent ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes but: The Hyoscyamine can delay gastric emptying which can exacerbate gastro-esophageal reflux disease , if that's what you have. There is no interaction be ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Consult your doctor: Aspirin taken daily, in low doses, may reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, but it has deleterious effects as well. You should consult your d ... Read More
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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.

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