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Vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) has been expired since 04 i just had dental surgery could i take it?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Please do not: This is at least 8 years expired. The medication probably is not be effective anymore. Make a quick call to your dentist to have a prescription called in.
Dr. James Bates
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Bad idea: You should not take expired medications. While it may not be dangerous, the medication may not be effective, and it's just not a good habit to make.
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Prosthodontics 19 years experience
Yes, but why?: If the medication is expired, it will not be as effective and isn't a good idea. If you are having pain from surgery, i would suggest you contact your doctor so you may obtain a current prescription. Keep smiling.

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