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Is It Bad To Used Expired Bengay
Expired medications: Medications that are passed their expiration dates can be less effective, or contaminated. Some medications could even decompose into products that can be harmful. It isn't worth the risk to take expired medications, so regularly clear out your medicine cabinet and replace with fresh medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've read about using dimethyl sulfoxide topically to treat migraines. I used it today and it worked. Is this safe?
Not dangerous: It won't hurt you; the only question is whether it will help. No harm in trying if you're trying to save money. ...Read more
I have albuterol liquid for the nebulizer but it is expired for about a 1yr or 2 is it safe to use still?
Maybe: Even though the label shows expired it is possible that the medicine may still be good espicially if you kept it closed tight in cool environment. If it looks discolored, smells, or tastes bad, discard. ...Read more
Expiration Dates: there are expiration dates on everything now days. I even saw one on plastic utensils the other day. Unless the KY is dried up it will still work. ...Read more
Diprospan is supposed to be self administered, and i bought the medication in Mexico but have not used it yet. does it have any allergic reactions?
Is it okay to take expired valtrex (valacyclovir)? Can it be poisonous or toxic? Can it be less effective?
When did it expire?: * years. Wouldn't take it. One year..I would. Was it in a bottle in a shelf, or sitting out exposed to light. Wouldn't take it sitting out for some time. Most medicines not requiring refrigeration after opening the bottle have a two year "safe" time, assuming no high heat or water! ...Read more
Yes.: Expired medications cannot be guaranteed to maintain their potency or stability of formulation. It is a good idea to seek a new prescription, and get re-evaluated if a lot of time has passed since your phimosis was last examined. This could indicate that the treatment is not working. ...Read more
Don't spray: Better to apply it with your hand than to spray it so that they don't inhale it. ...Read more
Unclear: Medical marijuana is legal in several states, and many pts are convinced of benefits in headaches and other pain syndromes. Yet, research, to convincingly prove benefits in the treatment of pain, are lacking. Therefore, we may be seeing merely placebo effects due to the effect on mood and behaviour. Eventually, i suspect that organized medicine will rigorously evaluate this, but no proof so far. ...Read more
Inconclusive: A recent review article (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/apt.14606) has found no clear association between Crohn's disease worsening and use of NSAIDs. The Voltaren gel should be safe anyway because it is considered to be minimally absorbed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sorta safe: It won't likely hurt you, but generally inside of mouth is not treated with antifungal creams. Thrush would be the most common reason to use antifungals inside of mouth, and generally rinses/solutions are used for this purpose. Creams are not meant to be used inside the mouth. ...Read more
I have the Allegra (fexofenadine) allergy 180 mg tablet and it expired 12/2015, is it bad to take it still?
Expired : I would advise against taking medication that has expired as it may not be effective. ...Read more
Until I am sure I have a UTI can I use BenGay to help ease my bad backache? Will be seeing my Doctor in two days, but this back pain is hard to handle
How many nights in a row is it safe to use BenGay? I want to know if I need to take a break or if I can use it every night if need be.
Ingredient Toxicity.: The active ingredient of ben gay is methyl salicylate. Extended over use, especially in children, can be dangerous and even fatal. Older people such as adults have a larger body mass and are less likely to be affected, but there is always that possibility. Follow the directions for applications carefully. ...Read more
Maybe: You would have to test the baby's skin by applying a small amount to a small area of skin for several days (once a day) and if no reaction you may why would you need it if muscle strain heat and light massage with baby oil or soothing cream with heat should do the trick if in pain tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin would handle that. ...Read more
I put quite a bit of bengay on back of neck and i later feel kind of a cool sensation when i breath in, kinda like when you take coughdrops. Normal?
Yes: There is no need to worry about this, it is probably just soaking into your skin and or you scratched you neck after applying the cream and it is soaking in on both sides. But this feeling should go away after the cream wears off or you wash it off :]. ...Read more
Muscle strain in back used BENGAY for 2 days, strong cooling sensation felt. 3rd day applied & almost no sensation felt at all, muscle strain healing?
Bengay: Ordinarily this is safe unless you have some abnormal skin condition or are allergic to bengay. ...Read more
My Grandmother has some type of rash and it hurts her . I don't know what it is we just put Bengay And Give her Pain Killers?
Doctors office don't open til Monday .lower back very stiff tried bengay,icy hot salon pas works halfway good what good for that at Walgreens I can by?
Ben Gay: If used as directed on the labeling, no. It can be very toxic if used on or in an area other than where indicated in the product labeling. Follow the directions and you should be fine. ...Read more
I overused a 2 0z tube of bengay with methyl salicilate. Is this a toxic amount if it contains 30 percent of this chemical?
Doubtful: You are using the word toxic as if you are going to have automatic health concerns. Whereas doctors are worried only if you have symptoms or issues of concern. One tube of BenGay is not likely to cause you trouble. But, as asked before, What is your concern? Why do you keep asking us this question without something that is causing you concern? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a small area of pain on the side of my hip where my panty line is. What is this? Can i get rid of it? I use bengay. Thank you.
I think i strained a muscle and I have been putting bengay on my arm but yet it's still hurting. How long does it take your arm to heal?
Weeks: It may take a few weeks for a strained muscle to heal. Ice is helpful as is rest. ...Read more
Pain in my shoulder hurts to move the arm but can move I have taken motrin and applied bengay to the area?
See below: You don't say how long the pain has gone on. Rest and ice may be other good treatments. If the pain persists you should see your pcp. ...Read more
I overused a 2 0z tube of bengay with methyl salicilate that has 30 percent in it and also 3 other tubes with just menthol. Is this toxic. ?
Symptoms: We do not predict illness or toxicity. Do you have any symptoms to report? is there any physical sign that you have a problem? ...Read more
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