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Is It Safe To Use Expired Medication
Not best choice: It is a matter of effectiveness. Medicines have an expiration date to regulate usage and effectiveness. If medicine expired it may not work at all as intended. Not recommended to use after expired. ...Read more
Here are some...: The advice not to use drugs after their expiration date strongly implies and services the high demand of political correctness and commercialism so to shove responsibility of all parties although their effectiveness may decrease, but not at appreciable degree. So, if you are a responsible and not suit-happy person, you may still use the drugs 3-6 months after expiration date; it not, don't use it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Define "safe": The medication wouldn't be allowed on the market unless it passed through the vigorous FDA approval and product surveillance process. Its ability to be a winder drug for some who suffer otherwise is well known, but its potential for serious side effects is also present. Selective use and continuous monitoring for side effects is needed in this drug more than many others. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Although melatonin: Is relatively safe, there is always the potential for side effects. Possible se’s from melatonin include: feeling tired the next day, sleep walking, nightmares, vivid dreams, dizziness, confusion, headache, GI upset, v libido, v sperm count, gynecomastia in men ; mood changes. ...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
YES: I am not aware of any toxic breakdown in the patches over time, and there is likely no evidence for this. This does not mean, however, it is entirely safe. The expiration has to do mostly with expected potency. Assume expired patches are less potent than fresh ones. If they help you stop smoking than by all means the benefits outweigh risks. ...Read more
Probably safe: If they are simple otc , have been stored correctly and are not antiques you should be fine. If they are a special prescription formula, have been exposed to bad environments and are rancid, moldy, dried out, etc.... Skip it and buy some. Americans are more picky than folk from other countries - expired goods are all some can get in some places. Use common sense and i hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Methodone is safe for detox or maintanence during pregnancy while under the care of your ob. Methadone use in pregnancy has been associated with lower birth weights. But is far safer in contrast to narcotic abuse, especially cocaine, which is associated preterm labor and placental abruption. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually: Sildenafil (viagra) is an excellent medication to aid in improving erections. Patients on certain cardiac medications or with other illnesses should not take this medication - this is why it is only available with a prescription. You should speak with your doctor about whether this medication is right for you - do not take prescription medications that were not prescribed for you by your doctor. ...Read more
Maybe: Paint types differ significantly. Some have toxic compounds and exposure should be limited or avoided. Others, like water colors or latex low odor paints may be used if good ventilation is maintained. If exposure is unavoidable, there are masks that can help reduce chemical exposures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You should never take expired medications. They can change configuration over time. Avoid! ...Read more
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