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Doctor insights on: Does Otomax Ointment Actually Expire

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Does expired antibiotic ointment work?

Does expired antibiotic ointment work?

Call: Ask your medical doctor as you want what will work best for your problem and not allow the infection to get worse. ...Read more

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Does prescription strength 800 ibuprofen cause dizziness? The prescription bottle says it does.

Does prescription strength 800 ibuprofen cause dizziness? The prescription bottle says it does.

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

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Does Flonase work if it is expired?

Probably: If may lose some potency when used way beyond the expiration date. ...Read more

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Does tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) ophthalmic ointment effective after expiration date?

Does tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) ophthalmic ointment effective after expiration date?

Maybe: After the expiration date, the effectiveness diminishes. It is best not to use an expired medication. ...Read more

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Would using expired restasis be helpful or does it really lose its potency and effectiveness?

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

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Is it ok to use expired ciprofloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic?

Is it ok to use expired ciprofloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic?

Doubtful: Expiration dates are labeled to assure potentcy ; efficacy of medications. They are there for a reason. ...Read more

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Can the ointment mupirocin USP 2% cause a rash when applied if its expired?

Can the ointment mupirocin USP 2% cause a rash when applied if its expired?

Unlikely: Although any medication can cause a rash, if a cream is expired it may be less effective. Neomycin topically can cause a rash, but unlikely with Mupirocin alone. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Ciprodex drops after they expire and will they work?

In general: Wouldn't recommend taking expired medications. Are they expired by 10 days or 10 years??? ...Read more

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Does hydrocortisone valerate cream really ever expire?

Does hydrocortisone valerate cream really ever expire?

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

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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?

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 more

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Does retinol expire?

Does retinol expire?

Retinol: Most topical medications have an expiration date but are still effective months to years after they have expired. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use mupirocin 2% in the nose? Even if it doesn't say nasal ointment

Is it safe to use mupirocin 2% in the nose? Even if it doesn't say nasal ointment

Yes: It is commonly given in the context of a staph infection, or for close contact (roommate or family member) of patient with staph infection. Use as directed by the treating physician. ...Read more

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Is it bad if i used expired visine eye drops?

Is it bad if i used expired visine eye drops?

Expired eye drops: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more

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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?

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