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I'm waiting for insurance to approve my omeprozole perscription. i found prilosec in the cupboard but it expired 5 years ago! can i still take it?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Probably: Prilosec is the brand name for omeprazole. If the pill or capsule is dry, the package undisturbed and the temperature in the house has been even, then it should still be good and have the right effect for you. There will certainly be no harm.

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