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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to take valtrex (valacyclovir) that is 2 years expired?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't recommend: as this may reduce effectiveness.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Is Valtrex (valacyclovir) thzt expired 2 yrsago still ok to take?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: If you need to take valtrex, (valacyclovir) there is a strong possibility that this medication that is 2 years old will not be as effective. You need to get a new prescription.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What happens when you take expired valtrex (valacyclovir)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 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 35 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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