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is it ok to take claritin (loratadine) d that expired march of 2014?

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Dr. Tipu Sultan
Specializes in Allergy
No : I wouldn't. You never know potency of expired meds
Answered on Jun 25, 2019
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Expired meds safe: Here is an article from Harvard discussing how safe most expired medications are: http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/drug-expiration-dates-do-they-mean-anything. Basically, research has shown that expired meds in good condition are likely fine to use . The expiration date is the date on which the responsibility for the potency of the drug shifts from the manufacturer to the consumer.
Answered on Jun 25, 2019
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