A 32-year-old female asked:
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after using final dose of monistat 3, i realized it expired nov 2016. still effective or should i repeat treatment? if repeat, how long do i wait?

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Dr. Arthur Sands
48 years experience Family Medicine
Symptoms gone ?: If you have no further symptoms (I presume you used this for a vaginal yeast infection), probably no need for further treatment. Drug expiration dates are not very reliable and are very arbitrary.
Answered on Apr 19, 2020
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Dr. Arthur Sands
48 years experience Family Medicine
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The FDA requires a drug manufacturer to estimate when their drug will have reached 80% potency....what company is going to spend the money to determine this statistic ?
Feb 22, 2018

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