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Can expired tylenol (acetaminophen) pm hurt?

Can expired tylenol (acetaminophen) pm hurt?

Are you talking 2: Days past the expiration date or 2 years? Sorry, you haven't provided us with any parameters here. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tylenol (Definition)

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Took expired tylenol (acetaminophen) yesterday. Been having slight nausea, lower center belly ache and upset stomach. Going on for 24hrs now. Thoughts?

Took expired tylenol (acetaminophen) yesterday. Been having slight nausea, lower center belly ache and upset stomach. Going on for 24hrs now. Thoughts?

Bury the tylenol (acetaminophen): Kidding aside, what you are feeling is unlikely from the tylenol (acetaminophen). Think of other causes. Medicines beyond expiration dates most of the time don't have extra side effects but rather may have less of their desired effect. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give my son expired liquid Tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Is it safe to give my son expired liquid Tylenol (acetaminophen)?

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

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Can you tell me is children's tylenol (acetaminophen) just as effective if it's expired by 1 year?

Can you tell me is children's tylenol (acetaminophen) just as effective if it's expired by 1 year?

Expiration Dates: Expiration dates are placed on medications because after this date they slowly become less and less effective. You should throw away any expired medications because not only do you take the chance it won't work but it is unknown how the ingredients may change over an extended time and we don't know what effect it will have on the person taking the medication, . ...Read more

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I been takn generic tylenol (acetaminophen) for last few months & just now seen that they expired july of 2009! am i in any kind of risk or danger? My kidneys ok?

I been takn generic tylenol (acetaminophen) for last few months & just now seen that they expired july of 2009! am i in any kind of risk or danger? My kidneys ok?

Usually, no problem: Most of the medications continue to work for several years after their expiration date. According to one study, they may work for as long as 5-10 years from their expiration date, if they have been properly stored. Vitamins may loose their potency, if exposed to heat or sunlight. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) arthritis still safe / effective for pain if it expired 3 months ago?

Is tylenol (acetaminophen) arthritis still safe / effective for pain if it expired 3 months ago?

Yes.: Yes. Fda labeling requirements have a substantial buffer! the commercial products have a sell by notation as well. Rest easy! ...Read more

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I have a knot in my lower right back that hurts Tylenol won't help n I can't take ibprofuen what do I need to do?

I have a knot in my lower right back that hurts Tylenol won't help n I can't take ibprofuen what do I need to do?

Get examined: If you are still having issues I suggest a physical exam. If you are not allergic, I suggest Aleve, 1 tablet every 8 rs and simultaneous use of BioFreeze sport linamint, ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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