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Can you take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) the month that it expires?

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Dr. Perry Milman
Gastroenterology 48 years experience
Yes: It should be no problem as long as it hasn't expired yet.

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Can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) that expired in April

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Can I take simethone with pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

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A 16-year-old female asked:

Is it okay to take an expired pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

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Can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) that expired in April and is open

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I guess you could: but I would avoid it. I'm of the opinion that suspensions should be discarded by the expiration date. I'm ok with expired tablets by several months however as a rule of thumb, if you don't have to take expired medications--don't.

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