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Glendale, AZ
A 17-year-old male asked:

Can i take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) that expired in april and is open

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
I guess you could: but I would avoid it. I'm of the opinion that suspensions should be discarded by the expiration date. I'm ok with expired tablets by several months however as a rule of thumb, if you don't have to take expired medications--don't.

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A female asked:

Is it okay to take a pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) that expired in 2011

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Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Probably safe : It should be safe to take but it probably will not be effective for your symptoms as the ingredients have run out
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Can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) that expired in April

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Yes: It will still have the same effect as long as the bottle had not previously been opened.
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Can you take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) the month that it expires?

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Can you take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) with amonium ad?

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Hattiesburg, MS
A 16-year-old female asked:

Is it okay to take an expired pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Expired medicine: It really depends on how expired it is. But I would say in this case no don't take it.

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