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i have azithromycin tablets 500mg dated expire 2 /2010 should i still be able to take them for the same illness i had originally today?

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Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Best discard old tab: Best to discard more than a year old antibiotic tablets since efficacy is probably gone! Get new tablets from your doctor!
Answered on Jul 11, 2020

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