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are expired medications efgective?

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Dr. Yun Kim
Dr. Yun Kim answered
11 years experience Family Medicine
Not effective: Medications start losing effectiveness once they expire. It is just like food which starys to degrade or spoil after the expiration date. It is a good idea only to take meds before the expiration date. Hope this helps!
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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