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Is it ok to take expired valacyclovir?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What happens when you take expired valtrex (valacyclovir)?

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Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 45 years experience
Expired Valtrex (valacyclovir): It is never a good idea to take medications that are expired. However, with a vast majority of medications, it should be noted that the expiration date on the package does not mean the product is rendered useless the day after the expiration date. If within a few days of the expiration date, i suggest contacting your pharmacist for an opinion.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What would happenif you take an expired valtrex (valacyclovir)?

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Dr. Clifford Marks
Dentistry 36 years experience
Probably nothing: All medicines degrade with time. Just cause it expired doesn't mean its poisonous. Just won't work as well as unexpired medicine. Actually, it really depends on how old the medicine is. If its relatively soon after the expiration date, i'm sure its still good. All bets are off its over a year past.

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