U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to take expired valacyclovir?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 47-year-old member asked:

What happens when you take expired valtrex (valacyclovir)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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)?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
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.

Related questions

A 38-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 26-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 43-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated May 16, 2015

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.