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I gave my 3 year old expired acetaminophen. It was a brand new bottle ...but it is expired by 18 months. Should I be worried?
No worries: The purpose of expiration dates are to limit the period for which the manufacturer is responsible for quality and effectiveness. There is no evidence that using medicine past the expiration is harmful. ...Read more
14 years expired acetaminophen w codeine elixir. Safe? What is likelihood of opioid/codeine amount still present?
Not even a question: THROW IT OUT!Get a more detailed answer ›
My dad took 2 of my expired Tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine pills and tested positive. Now he might lose his job what should he do? Or how do we handle this?
Urine Tox screen: Hi, just being truthful and honest.Get a more detailed answer ›
Took expired tylenol (acetaminophen) yesterday. Been having slight nausea, lower center belly ache and upset stomach. Going on for 24hrs now. Thoughts?
Yes: It's safe in the sense that it won't hurt him but it may not be as effective since the medication potency cannot be guaranteed after the expiration date. ...Read more
Does an expiration date on the bottle really mean it's expired? I have Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM and it says it expired in 2005, is it still safe to take? Will it st
Expiration: A few months of expiration is likely OK, but a decade no way! ...Read more