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Not sure: In general, it is recommended that medications not be used after expiration date. With that said, there is a big difference between being expired for 5 days versus 5 years. Your pharmacist should be able to provide more information. ...Read more
In general: Wouldn't recommend taking expired medications. Are they expired by 10 days or 10 years??? ...Read more
Can fluoroquinolones (ciprodex) cause als? is there a connection between those two? I'm very worried.
Unlikely: Extremely unlikely and probably impossible to prove even if true since this is a rare disease. ...Read more
Ciprodex otic safe: According to Lactmed, "maternal use of an ear drop or eye drop that contains ciprofloxacin presents negligible risk for the nursing infant." The dex in ciprodex is dexamethasone, it is also negligible risk for the breastfeeding infant due to small dosage of medication. Ciprodex is safe to use while breastfeeding. ...Read more
How long do ciprodex ear drops last for if sealed? I was just prescribed this again and it'll be $200 to purchase.
Check expiration: Look for the expiration date on the vial. ...Read more
If ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) has been stored above and below recommend temps can is it safe yo ise.
Med safety: i wouldn't recommend its use in this case. If it was stored does this mean you had it for a prior diagnosis? Perhaps this isn't an instance where its use is appropriate and you may need to get seen and re-prescribed the same or even another medicine. ...Read more