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can i take a expired mineral oil or saline enema. i just had a dnc and my constipation is horrible. it's hard to read date but i thinkbit says 2002?

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Dr. Nabila Babar
Specializes in Internal Medicine
So they are 12 years: they have lost their effectiveness by now
Answered on Nov 23, 2014
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
No: The chemicals in the drug will start to disintegrate after the expiration date. Some may still retain some activity but who is to say how much or not. Remain safe stay away from expired drugs
Answered on Nov 23, 2014

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