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Does Otomax Ointment Actually Expire
More that it "may": Usually in the older, or smaller, or drug sensitive, it can. The majority of people do not see this effect. ...Read more
Maybe: After the expiration date, the effectiveness diminishes. It is best not to use an expired medication. ...Read more
Depends: I think that within a month or two after the expiration date you'll probably still get good effectiveness from the medication, however after that it is hard to say. ...Read more
Toothpaste: The answer is no.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doubtful: Expiration dates are labeled to assure potentcy ; efficacy of medications. They are there for a reason. ...Read more
In general: Wouldn't recommend taking expired medications. Are they expired by 10 days or 10 years??? ...Read more
I lost the lid to my child's Ciprodex Otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) ear drops - will the ear drops go bad if they sit with no top/lid? Does this affect the quality?
Cream expiration: I tell my patients that creams expire when they don't work anymore. I think expiry dates are more for stock rotation than anything else. However, if you have an acute problem, you are better off with new medicines. ...Read more
Why does sunlight affect benzoyl peroxide and doxycycline? Does the UV close pores? Or does it chemically alter what it was originally supposed to do?
Not exactly known: Doxy, like other tetracyclines are known to increase sun sensitivity-- but hte exact mechanisms are not known. Benzoyl has a great deal of effects on the skin, drying, anti-inflammatory and cell growth effects which all contribute to the sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) eye drops safe after cataract surgery on 71 year old? Along with steroid drops? Is it ok not to use drops and not tell doc?
Yes and mo: Yes it is safe to use both drops.and no it is not OK not to tell the doctor . If you have an infection after surgery for any reason then it could be a disaster . Your doctor have done a thousands of these operations and he prescribed all these medicines for a reason follow your doctor instructions ...Read more