Doctor insights on:
Is It Ok To Take Expired Otc Medicines
No: You should never take expired medications. They can change configuration over time. Avoid! ...Read more
When expired?: Depends on how long ago it expired and the conditions in which it was kept. The expiration date includes for most medication an extra years worth of safety (not true for many drugs, particularly injectables). I would not fret if were a year expired. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Never take expired medicationsGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes in moderation: Yes, keep fluids up, take ibiprofen with food, neither med should be taken long term. ...Read more
Probably but why?: With generic versions available, it is cheap enough to not to worry over the cost. I am unaware of expired Pepcid (famotidine) causing harms although it may be less effective. The us army had done some study on this issue and found that many but not all drugs could be used for , i believe, a few more years after the expiration date. ...Read more
No: Medication decays slowly over time and the expiration date is there to protect you. Risks of taking an expired medication doesn't outweigh the benefits. If you are thinking about restarting your medication program visit your MD to review your options. Medicine can be helpful if used correctly - don't take risks please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safe in pregnancy ?: This medication is considered relatively safe in pregnancy (category c). This level means some animal studies suggest fetal risk but no human studies have to date. Avoidance in late pregnancy is advised as the child born after exposure may have respiratory depression ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No reliable info: There are hundreds of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical stuff. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... but not on real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). Nobody really knows the full effects or drug interactions. ...Read more
No: Medications have expiration dates for a reason. If a medication is expired it is probably best to not use this medication. ...Read more
Yes, but...: ...You never want to take more medication than you need. The other ingredients will likely not be harmful, but cough suppressants and antihistamines can make you tired and slow your reflexes, and the pain relievers can hurt your liver if you're also taking other pain relievers that will add to your total dose. Decongestants alone are also available from your pharmacist without a prescription. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Is it ok to take expired advil?
- Is it ok to take expired pepcid?
- Is it ok to take expired methocarbomol?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What is the strongest otc pain medicine to take?
- Is it ok to take thyroid medicine with tomato juice?
- Are there cold medicines that are ok to take when you are on coumadin?
- What sore throat medicines are ok to take with adderall?
- Talk to a pharmacologist online for free