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Is It Still Safe To Eat Yogurt After Expiration Date
Expired food product: Out of date food can still be eaten - within reason - ie several days. But no more. As food "ages" the bacterial content increases and eventually will cause spoilage or unsafe levels. In addition as food "ages" the nutrient levels decrease. ...Read more
Do medications really expire? Are they still safe to use after the expiration date? If so, how long after?
Yes and No: It all depends on the specific medication you are worried about. ...Read more
See below: It would be safe but probably mostly inactive and ineffective. ...Read more
Prescribed Citalopram 10 MG for GAD. I've been hesitant to take drugs, I finally decided I need to. Expiration date is 5/22 is it still safe to take?
Celexa: It is safe. Renew your prescription before the expiration date. ...Read more
I recently purchased a store brand allergy relief in a form of capsules. The expiration date is 12/2015. Is it safe to take and is it still effective?
Expired : Drugs may still be effective or inactive due to the disintegration of the chemicals. Since the effectiveness is not certain it is advisable to use non expired drugs ...Read more
Yes: The anticoagulant effect of warfarin may be decreased if taken with foods that are rich in vitamin k. Some of these foods include dark, leafy greens, dried herbs, scallions, broccoli, and cucumber. Vitamin e might increase warfarin effect. Cranberry juice also may increase warfarin effect. You should be alright with yogurt. Be consistent with your diet and take warfarin at the same time each day. ...Read more
Is it safe to eat yogurt during pregnancy ? We have known that it contains live cultures and bacteria.
Expiration date.: In general, it is recommended that medications not be used after expiration date. With that said, there is a big difference between being expired for 5 days versus 5 years. Your pharmacist should be able to provide more information. ...Read more
Yes: Most expiration dates of medication are by formula rather than in consideration of the actual diminution of the quality of the medication. Sudafed is a solid pill which is unlikely to deteriorate in any meaningful way for several years post the date of expiration. Since its effect is quick, you will know if it is working even if past the date of expiration. ...Read more
If my glass jar of pasta sauce does not have any special "use within X number of days after opening" warnings, then is it okay to keep it after opening, but still refrigerated, until expiration date?
Depends: Most ready-to-use sauces bought from grocery shelf, if kept refrigerated, will get moldy before growing significant amounts of bacteria. They usually have preservatives to prevent spoilage. Usually if it looks & smells as it did when 1st opened, it is safe to eat. However, it's generally best to eat these within 2 weeks of opening. The expiration date refers to unopened items. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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