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Tums (calcium carbonate) expired can i take them?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
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Sure: Military studies have shown that most medications are good for years to decades beyond the expiration date, though they may slowly lose efficacy over time. (One exception may be tetracycline, but who uses that anymore?) You just may need to take TWO Tums (calcium carbonate) to control your symptoms. Obviously if a medicine looks or smells very different from when you last used it, it could have degraded.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Depends on how: old they are and how they were stored. If it has expired recently and has been stored properly, they should be ok. But if you are not sure, you should discard them and get new ones.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
HOW LONG?: This type of med can retain some benefit for a year or more after their expire date.The date is more an assurance of strength than anything else, but over time the med may break down.If the pills look okay and you are within a year or so, go ahead. Put them on your shopping list for some future shopping trip.
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
See below: If I needed Tums, (calcium carbonate) and they were expired, I would likely take them and go buy a fresh pack for further use. The older they are probably the less effective they are. Having said that, I can't officially condone taking any expired medication. For advice I suggest you consult your physician.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Best not to: How long expired? If a day or 2 ok but should get new tums (calcium carbonate).
Dr. Glenn Burns
Dr. Glenn Burns commented
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Most medications lose potency with time. A few actually gain potency, but tums are not one of these. I agree, it's generally a good idea to honor the expiration dates.
Oct 7, 2015

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