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how long after the expiration date is pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) safe to take?

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Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: To take any medication past its expiration date due to decreases efficacy.
Answered on May 9, 2018

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