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is it okay to take expired antibiotics

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications.

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Usually: Although they usually won't harm you, expired antibiotics are likely to be less effective than before their expiration date. If you have something you ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
It's less effective: It won't hurt you, but I wouldn't take it for a serious infection. It's probably about 80% as strong as it was in 2015.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Coleman
24 years experience General Practice
Probably: Probably, but as an expert I have to say do not take expired medication.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshan Hameeduddin
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: U can but diarrhea worse see your doctor
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Make sure your stomach is not empty to avoid irritation or even ulcer.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
TMP/SMX: Solpadeine ha, a combo of actaminophen and caffeine; solpadeine plus or solpadeine max, containing Acetaminophen and Codeine with caffeine and solpade ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Why: Take only if you need to for the control of an infection or as determined by the american heart association. If you do not need them - then do not ta ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Why: Sometimes antibiotics are indicated prior to a dental visit. Your dentist should be the one who prescribes it. This should not be a "do-it-yourself" ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely yes: Antibiotics and steroids can be given together without much interaction. If you are concerned, talk with your doctor of pharmacist, but typically the ... Read More
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