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A 31-year-old member asked:

Will 1 year expired valtrex (valacyclovir) still work?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Dont take it: Please get a new script, not supposed to take meds expired that long if it was one month expired while you are still not supposed to take that one, a 1 month expired med should usually be ok.
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
it is unlikely to hurt you but it might not help as much as a "fresh" pill
Sep 5, 2013

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Will Valtrex (valacyclovir) still work after 1 expired?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly: But may loose potency after expiration. It is best not to take medications after their expiration date especially if they are long expired.
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A 40-year-old male asked:

Can I take expired valtrex? 1 year past?

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Dr. Sathish Philip
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Expired medication: Highly recommend not to take expired medications and please kindly discard expired medications safely. Please kindly contact your physician to get refills or medications prescribed if needed.

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