A 17-year-old female asked:
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i have pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) from 2012, that was the expiration date. is it still good to use now?

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Dr. Garrett Norvell
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
No, I'd replace it: Unfortunately 4 years is probably too long; unless the bottle has an expiration date sometime in the future, I'd get a new one (-:
Answered on Nov 4, 2019
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