Top
20
Doctor insights on: Amoxicillin Expiry Date

Share
1

1
Is it ok to take amoxicillin after the expiry date? It's for a toothache. On the bottle it says 2011 just wondering if it is ok to use?

Is it ok to take amoxicillin after the expiry date? It's for a toothache. On the bottle it says 2011 just wondering if it is ok to use?

See dentist/MD: It is likely that a medication can still have potency beyond its expiration date depending on how it has been stored and the particular medication, but caution: it is unwise to self diagnose and medicate even if within it's expiry date. Let a dentist or md evaluate and guide you as to the problem and proper treatment. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


2

2
Is amoxicillin effective after the expiration date?

Is amoxicillin effective after the expiration date?

NO: There is a reason for expiration dates, don't use expired medications.Also if you have some antibiotic left of a prior rx. You did not finished it. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Is amoxicillin 500mg still safe a year after its expiration date?

Is amoxicillin 500mg still safe a year after its expiration date?

See below: It would be safe but probably mostly inactive and ineffective. ...Read more

4

4
Is amoxicillin 1 year past due date ok to take?

Is amoxicillin 1 year past due date ok to take?

No: Drugs past the expiration work may have lost stability and therefore are often less effective. I would not advise you to take any medication past its expiration date. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Can I still use amoxicillin for my 19 month baby the discard date says July 5, 16?

Can I still use amoxicillin for my 19 month baby the discard date says July 5, 16?

Amoxicillin: This is likely a suspension? If it has been cared for properly and refrigerated, it is likely still effective. I'm not sure why you are starting it again? Discuss with your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
My tooth is paining me can I take amoxicillin but it expiration date is 4/28/13?

My tooth is paining me can I take amoxicillin but it expiration date is 4/28/13?

Tooth ache: The best thing for you to so is see a dentist and get your tooth treated. Taking any antibiotic without a proper diagnosis and perscription is dangerous and an expired drug will increase your chance of problems. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
8

8
Does amoxicillin go bad?

Does amoxicillin go bad?

Yes: All drugs eventually go bad. All drugs have an expiration date on the bottle. The drug is not necessarily inactive after this expiration date but has only been tested by the manufacturer to be active for that length of time. ...Read more

10

10
What is amoxicillin used for?

An antibiotic: It is an antibiotic that is in the penicillin family and effective against a certain class of infections. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
How are amoxicillin capsules?

Amoxicillin: is a penicillin type antibiotic which can be affective in the treatment of bladder & ear infections, Pneumonia and some STD's. ...Read more

13

13
Does amoxicillin have a taste?

Yes: Yes, but it depends upon which brand is being used.Usually not bad one, with 'bubble gum' flavor being common in my area. ...Read more

14

14
How do you feel on amoxicillin?

Hopefully better: Not sure what you are asking. Generally Amoxicillin has few side-effects. Some people have mild GI intolerance, and there are allergic reactions. If it is doing its job and was chosen carefully you should feel improved. ...Read more

15

15
How long will amoxicillin work?

How long will amoxicillin work?

Need more info: I'm not sure if you mean "how long do the pills stay potent?" or "how long after you take them will they still cure something?" antibiotic pills can remain potent for a couple of years after their expiration date. Amoxicillin stays in the bloodstream at effective levels for less than a day after the last dose. It is a short acting antibiotic, and is usually dosed 2-3 times a day for that reason. ...Read more

19

19
Can children use Amoxil (amoxicillin)?

Can children use Amoxil (amoxicillin)?

Amoxil (amoxicillin): Amoxil (amoxicillin) and similar antibiotics are frequently used in children and safe when appropriately dosed according to weight. Those with penicillin allergy should avoid this medication. ...Read more

20

20
Can levaqin be taken with/amoxicillin?

Can levaqin be taken with/amoxicillin?

Yes: Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Amoxicillin can be taken at the same time if indicated by the type of infection and the bacteria involved. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
1,129 doctors shared insights

Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more