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my 2 yearold son, has a fever of 101 i just gave him some children's advil, (ibuprofen) when i put the bottle back i noticed that the bottle was expired 9/15. ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not a problem: This med will not turn toxic after the listed date, that's just the last time they assure potency. If it seems to be effective it is okay to use for now, but I would pick up a fresh bottle the next time you go shopping.

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