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Is it harmful or dangerous to take expired medicine?

Is it harmful or dangerous to take expired medicine?

Generally ok: With rare exceptions (tetracycline, nitoglycerine and Insulin for example) most medications are generally safe upto 15 years after the expiration date. This was demonstrated by a study done by government on medications stored by the military. The date is required by the fda to certify that a medication is fully potent. ...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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Is it okay to take expired cold medicine? (6 months)

No.: Expiration dates are established to drugs in order to "guarantee" the effectiveness of the same. Depending on the medicine, it can do nothing or it could work as an exception but there is no way that a doctor can okay the use of it. ...Read more

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Are the medicines used to treat OCD harmful or dangerous?

Are the medicines used to treat OCD harmful or dangerous?

Not usually: Any medication misused, and any medication for some people, can be dangerous. But in general the medications used for ocd are quite safe. For example the so-called ssri's, also used for depression and anxiety have been prescribed for many millions of people (some argue over-prescribed) with a very low frequency of serious side effects. ...Read more

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What dangerous not to take the medicine for bipolar?

What dangerous not to take the medicine for bipolar?

Bipolar: Untreated bipolar disorder can be very disruptive to your life. You can spend money you do not have, get involved in dangerous activities, can be suicidally depressed, psychotic, and can harm your relationships at work and at home. Episodes can be unpredictable. This is why it's dangerous not to take mood stabilizing medicines for bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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What is the most dangerous drug a person can take?

What is the most dangerous drug a person can take?

Nicotine and alcohol: Nicotine and alcohol are the most toxic drugs and cause the most damage to those who use them and their families. ...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