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Can I take my expired amoxicillin pills from 2 years ago?

Can I take my expired amoxicillin pills from 2 years ago?

You shouldn't.: The old Amoxicillin will not hurt you, but is probably too old to be as effective as it should be. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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Should I take expired amoxicillin? What are the risks of doing so?

Should I take expired amoxicillin? What are the risks of doing so?

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 I said yes and no because if it just 3 or 4 months outdated it should be ok but longer than that you should not use it. That drug may be used for critical infection whereas an outdated tylenol (acetaminophen) is not a critical drug.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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Should i go to the doctor or hospital if im still having a rash from taking an expired amoxicillin from the night before? Last night i took an expired amoxicillin and had a rash and was itching all over my face and arms i took a benedryl and woke this mor

Should i go to the doctor or hospital if im still having a rash from taking an expired amoxicillin from the night before? Last night i took an expired amoxicillin and had a rash and was itching all over my face and arms i took a benedryl and woke this mor

Well : Well first don't ' take any more penicillin type drugs and be sure your doctor knows you have a likely drug allergy. If you aren't having any wheezing or lung symptoms and you are feeling ok except for a little itching , then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg every 6 hours will make you comfortable and by tomorrow you should be fine. If you have swelling of the throat, wheezing, worsening rash or chest pain etc you should see a doctor asap. Most severe penicillin allergies happen very quickly after you take them though so i bet you'll be fine. Good plan with old unused drugs is toss them away when you haven't used them up. Mix them in cat litter or coffee grounds and toss in the garbage rather than flush them down the toilet. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take expired liquid amoxicillin?

Is it dangerous to take expired liquid amoxicillin?

Danger - no: It's not dangerous in that it is going to hurt you in any way. However, two questions to think about: why did you have some left over - you should finish what you are prescribed every time to avoid bacterial resistance. Number two: why are you taking expired antibiotics? If you have a new illness that you think needs medicine, you should gt an appropriate dose for an appropriate period of time. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin expire in a ertain mount of time?

Does amoxicillin expire in a ertain mount of time?

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

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Is amoxicillin expired after the ad ised of 1 week?

Is amoxicillin expired after the ad ised of 1 week?

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

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My son's amoxicillin expired just 5 days ago...Still ok to give to him for current ear ache? Original prescription was for earache/infection three weeks ago

My son's amoxicillin expired just 5 days ago...Still ok to give to him for current ear ache? Original prescription was for earache/infection three weeks ago

Better re-visit his: Pediatrician. If infection is present, give all of the new prescription as directed. None should be left in the bottle at the end if treatment. A middle ear infection is like an abscess. If the eustachian tube's opening into the nasopharynx remains swollen, fluid cannot drain. The fluid may not still be infected, but it can still cause pain. ...Read more

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The amoxicillin bottle expired 1.13.13 can I still take it its 500mg thank u !

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

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