A 45-year-old female asked:
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g'day. i just found a couple of boxes at home of 28 individual plastic vials of "thera tears" lubricant eye gel (preservative free. active ingredient sodium carboxymethylcellulose 1%) expiry july 2018 & wondering if they are still okay to use? thanks?

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Dr. Rawhi Omar
44 years experience Pathology
No!: Liquid or soft (paste, cream, gel etc) medications should not be used beyond their expiration date. Dry medicines (tablets, capsules, powder etc), if they appear intact with no change in texture or color, may be used for a short time after their expiration but with due caution (monitor their effectiveness and side effects)
Answered on Oct 27, 2020

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