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Does Amoxicillin Expire
Yes: All drugs expire eventually. There should be an expiration date on your prescription. When in doubt, throw out anything greater than 1 year old. ...Read more
See below: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic that has activity against a number of gram positive and negative bacteria. Many of these bacteria are also resistant to Amoxicillin as it has been used for so long and on so many people. It is used to treat strep throat, susceptable enterococcal and e. Coli infections like uti's etc. All drugs have an expiration date on the bottle. ...Read more
D/W Pharmacist: 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
NO: It is not advisable to take expired medications (some maybe poisonous) expired Amoxicillin may not take care of the infection and may hurt you by creating a more resistant bacteria. Please see your doctor for proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment ( antibiotic choice, dose, therapy duration).Take care of yourself. ...Read more
Yes: If it is pills. Pills stay potent for awhile (6 months to several years) after their expiration dates. One that expired in january 2013 is still good. ...Read more
My four month has amoxicillin, it expired the 19th can she take it today? Until I get more in the morning, she hasn't had any for two days now.
Please don't give: I would advise to not give it because it has expired. It might cause adverse reaction. Expired meds can cause adverse reactions. ...Read more
Yes and no: All drugs must have an expiry date on them. That means the maker knows the drug will deliver the dose stated on the package. After that date the dose may or may not be as stated. I said yes and no because if it just 3 or 4 months outdated it should be ok but longer than that you should not use it. That drug may be used for critical infection whereas an outdated tylenol (acetaminophen) is not a critical drug. ...Read more
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