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Is it safe to use expired medication

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
No -- toss it: No -- you should not take expired medication. After that date, the pills or capsules could be deteriorating. Discard in the trash or in a medicine t ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Better not to: It is better not to take expired medication- especially if you are talking about antibiotics- as it may not be effective anymore. Call your doctor and ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Medicine expired: This medicine is probably not useful to you. It would not help you to study, and since it is expired, it will probably have no benefit to you as a me ... Read More
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: even if the drug was still valid don't start unless re-evaluated, and most probably you won't need it, in other words don't take it prophylactically
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Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Remember you: Shouldn't be taking expired medications and, particularly with controlled substances such as methylphenidate, you should just start and stop a medicat ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Yes and No: It all depends on the specific medication you are worried about.
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A 23-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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Antihistamine: Expired medicine most likely loses its potency.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
There are no studies: There are no sudies have been done to see if it is safe to take pycnogenol with any meds so we can not answer this question based on evidence but ac ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Your doctor: It depends what type of aspergillus infection is being treated here; invasive? Chronic cavitary? It comes down to stabilizing/normalizing your inflamm ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Medications: Yes. In general. But, that answer cannot cover every single medication known or produced.

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