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My valacyclovir hcl expired june 2014 is it still ok to take a couplecouple til i get a new script from my doctor?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: I would not hesitate taking this medication until you can get more.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Yes, no problem: Officially, you should discard it. Unofficially (and how I manage my own personal medications) drug expiration dates are very conservative. Almost all drugs retain their potency, and carry no increased risk of side effects, far beyond the expiration date. This assumes it hasn't been in an unusually hot environment, like spending summer in a car's glove compartment.

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