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Lahaina, HI
A 58-year-old male asked:

Is it okay to take extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) past the expiration date?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
maybe: The expiration date is that point after which the potency of the product cannot be assured.As long as you are not sensitive to the breakdown products of the older medication, it is not likely to cause problems.
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