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Are expired medications efgective?

Are expired medications efgective?

Not effective: Medications start losing effectiveness once they expire. It is just like food which starys to degrade or spoil after the expiration date. It is a good idea only to take meds before the expiration date. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Do diapers expire?

Do diapers expire?

No: As a simple product, they can sit on the shelf for 2 decades or more & still provide you with good service. ...Read more

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Can sunblock expire?

Can sunblock expire?

Possibly: It is a good idea to always follow the expiration dates on medications including skincare. Some active ingredients may breakdown into other/different active molecules over time. ...Read more

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Does sunscreen expire?

Does sunscreen expire?

Yes: Sunscreens have a shelf life of three years. After this, they start to lose their stability and efficacy. You should see an expiration date on your bottle of sunscreen and should use it before that date. If you don't see an expiration date, write the month and year you purchased it on the bottle and toss after three years. Do not use any sunscreen that has become lumpy or has turned an odd color. ...Read more

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Vit e expired, dangerous?

Vit e expired, dangerous?

No problem: Vitamin d does come with an expiration date as do most over the counter vitamins. If the capsules are intact and look golden yellow, they are not harmful and in fact have most likely the proper amount of vitamin e. The date of expiration is the date at which the manufacturer will not guarantee potency within 5% of the labeled amount but many of these last much longer than that date. ...Read more

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Can I use expired Fluticasone?

Can I use expired Fluticasone?

Probably OK: Drug expiration dates reflect the time of proved safety and effectiveness. But in almost all cases, the drug remains potent and safe for much longer (often many years), if it hasn't been exposed to high heat for long periods (like a car's glove compartment in summer). It's always safest to get a refill, but most likely the expired fluticasone will work just fine. ...Read more

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Are expired zinc tablets okay?

Are expired zinc tablets okay?

Zinc: Zinc, a mineral does not go "bad" and if tablets in cool and dry environment they are good for much longer than expiration date. ...Read more

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Can I still use expired orajel?

Not recommended: You should never use expired medicine. As it gets old, the chemicals can break down and produce undesired effects or the medication is no longer effective. ...Read more

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Is expired morphine safe to use?

Is expired morphine safe to use?

Expired morphine: In general expired medications still do work. In the real world (everything else but the usa) especially africa expired medications are used. As long as they are not expired by more than 12 mo. In the usa the fda and the lawyers will be after us if an expired med was given and you had a problem. ...Read more

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Are expired pregnacy test any good?

Are expired pregnacy test any good?

Not sure: But why risk it when dealing with something as important as pregnancy? ...Read more

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Zinc expired but can I still take it?

For 1000 years: Zinc is a mineral. It will never go bad or lose its potency. The date is there to get you to go buy more. ...Read more

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Could homeopathic products ever expire?

Could homeopathic products ever expire?

It depends: It depends on what you mean by "homeopathic products." if they are genuinely single homeopathic remedies (not mixtures) made by a reputable homeopathic pharmacy, they will last indefinitely. Intense heat -- and sometimes xrays ; MRI scans -- can inactivate them. Homeopathic remedies differ from botanical ; nutritional supplements, which do expire and which some people mistake for "homeopathic.". ...Read more

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Expired flucloxacillin - okay or harmful?

Flucloxacillin: One day expired? Or five years expired? Avoid expired medications when possible. ...Read more

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How long it takes for lamical to expired?

How long it takes for lamical to expired?

Expire: You can look at the bottle or package of Lamictal and it should indicate expiration date. ...Read more

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Can I still use an inhaler that has expired?

Can I still use an inhaler that has expired?

Sometimes.: If they are a few day expired then not a big deal, get a new prescription. Older ones will not be as effective anymore. So stay up to date on dates and follow with your md. If this is a rescue inhaler then you are doing fine since you don't use that much. ...Read more

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What happens if I take a Plan B that expired?

What happens if I take a Plan B that expired?

I do not know this: Specifically nor do I know how long ago the Plan B expired. Many products lose potency after expiration. Currently, in general it is recommended that after a year - the meds not be used except for those which should not be used prior to that (specified by manufacturer). ...Read more

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Can I take Excedrin that expired 4 months ago?

Not recommended: Expired medication may not adequately treat some conditions because of the reduced efficacy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use ciprodex after it has expired?

Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more

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I ate expired zrytec can anything happen to me?

I ate expired zrytec can anything happen to me?

Not likely: In most cases, taking expired medications should not cause any symptoms as the only effect is diminished potency of the medicine. The exception to this is taking expired tetracycline antibiotics where doing so could cause liver problems. ...Read more

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Can I take expired medicine can it do any harm?

Can I take expired medicine can it do any harm?

Depends on...: Whether an expired medication is safe or not depends on the medication, the patient, and how long it has been expired. Usually, people should not use expired medications. Occasionally, the medication chemistry changes with age and becomes harmful. ...Read more

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What happen when u use expired rubbing alcohol?

What happen when u use expired rubbing alcohol?

Probably mothing: They may not be effective, but I doubt you'll have any side effects. ...Read more

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Could I take nyquil that expired march of 2013?

Recommend against: Expiration dates are used for reasons. I cannot predict it would cause harm or that it would not work, but the risk outweighs the benefit. I would get non-expired nyquil. ...Read more

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What happens if someone uses an expired epi-pen?

What happens if someone uses an expired epi-pen?

May be ineffective: It is unlikely that anything bad will happen except it may not work as well as a new epi-pen. There is a window to check the clarity of the medication and make sure it is clear, or it may be contaminated or the product has precipitated out of solution. I don't recommend that you rely on an expired product in a life threatening reaction. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if Plan B expired?

How far out of date?: You did not indicate how far past expiration the Plan B is. I do not know how the effectiveness will be impacted but why take a chance. ...Read more