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Is It Still Safe To Use After Expiry
I have a pelto bismol which I bought 2 years back. I cant read the expiry date as the numbers faded. Is it still safe to use it?
Peptobismol expired: Hello! No shake it well and you should be ok. But it costs pennies, just throw it away and buy a new bottle. Its cheap and OTC! Thanks ...Read more
Is it safe to use cosmetic after expiry date if they still work, smell and look ok? What are the possible harms of using expired cosmetic?
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
Safe is relative: Condoms and inspecting your partners stuff does not equate to being safe enough to prevent syphillus. For that disease you are truely exposed to every partner your partner has had sex with. Only avoiding contact with an infected partner prevents transmission. The best setting is only sharing sex with one partner who has never shared it before. ...Read more
Yes: It is ok to exercise when you have a cold, unless you have a serious underlying cardiac or respiratory illness. It still may be ok but extra caution should be used and you should consult with your doctor if you have serious underlying cardio or respiratory conditions. ...Read more
You can.: Extra weight increases the risk of diabetes during your pregnancy and cesarean delivery or shoulder dystocia with delivery. However even if you gain extra weight you can help yourself by eating healthy and exercising. Avoiding unnecessary inductions also will help decrease your risk. ...Read more
Codeine: Do not use expired medicines. See your family doctor for a new prescription if needed. ...Read more
SI units: Most labs in the USA don't use SI units. In mg/dl, your cholesterol is:251-266. That raw number is of no value. You must break it down into LDL ("bad"), HDL ("good") and triglycerides to interpret it. Moreover, the cholesterol treatment is based on your overall risk status. Treatment would depend on whether you smoke, have HTN, diabetes, known atherosclerosis and your other med conditions. ...Read more
Depends: When mirena (levonorgestrel) is placed in women with good sexual hygeine habits (condom use regularly) and when they are used in women with long term monogamous partners they are quite safe and won't prevent pregnancy. Women with multiple partners, recent STDs or history of PID may have issues that can alter your long term fertility. ...Read more
Does the pill still work if you are on a 20 day course of clenbbuterol? If not when am I safe again?
Anabolics: Avoid anabolics- yes BC will still work; howver anabolics are not proven to really help. ...Read more
If dust landed on my food, will it still be safe for me to eat the food? What will happen if I eat the dust on the food?
Most house dust: Is make up of digested human skin cells. The excrement of human dust mites. Not very appetizing but harmless. ...Read more
My son is 5 month old, he don't want to eat, I made him a bottle and he ate it only after 40 min. Was it still safe to eat?
Yes: Formula or breast mik consumed within 60 minutes is perfectly safe to eat. However, if they hae put their mouths to it and spit/saliva has gotten into the bottle, at about 1 hour break down of the milk can progress to the point where it should be thrown out and a fresh bottle made. ...Read more
I slammed my pinky in a small safe door at the end of June were in September and it still hurts and I when I try to bend it it gets stiff?
Xray: May be a small chip fracture- not much else to add. See an orthopedic surgeon; however, this is now an old injury- not much can be done. ...Read more
I'm a 46 year-old male that is still active physically and sexually. Are there safe and effective methods for treating ED without medication?
Took the second pill of my pill pack 5 minutes late. Still safe? I always have an alarm on my phone to take at the right time. Slept through the alarm
On orthotrilo for 1.5 yrs. Take it at 8am everyday. Forgot to take it. Had un. Sex (1am), took it right after. Continuing my 8am routine. Still Safe? Planb?
Better safe than...:
Likely you are fine, but a 17 hour delay may break the chain of coverage with low dose pills like orth tri lo.
can use back up contraception until period and restart new pill pak after a negative preg test or do plan B and restart new pill pak after a neg test 3 days out. ...Read more
I need help : (im scared and she and I don't know what to do im trying my best to find out what happened we had safe sex and she took a test and it came out negative but she's still worried?
Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review. You must also submit a concise question that reflects the info submitted. We know nothing more from what you wrote than that you had sex.Why are you worried? This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete, We do not have access to any previous question or info you upload. ...Read more
Is it safe and also effective to use solo care aqua solution if it has recently expired \u0026#40;5/2014\u0026#41;, is it still good to use on my lenses or not. And of course I didn't open it before.
Prob ok: If I am reading the label correctly, it expires this month. But why run the risk, maybe the next time you are out just go by for afresh bottle. There are reasons for that date of expiration. ...Read more
Sometimes: Expiration dates are typically meant to be used as a guideline for how long the ingredients are considered "shelf-stable." you can often safely use things that have expired for about 6 months past their date but if you are unsure you should ask your physician or your pharmacist. ...Read more
May not be eff: May not be effective. Don't take them. ...Read more
About 45 mg: According to the office of dietary supplements in the national institutes of health, an adult male can safely consume up to 45 milligrams (mg) of iron daily. The safe amount is different for children and women. For more information, check out http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/iron/#h11. ...Read more
Probably: Amberen is a synthetic " natural" product that claims to restore the balance of your natural hormones, and treat menopausal symptoms. Some studies are noted on the website, but they are more anecdotal from what I can see. More than likely, it will not adversely effect your cycle. Will it help your symptoms, maybe. If it does great! If not, sit down and talk with your physician to create plan. ...Read more
See below: It would be safe but probably mostly inactive and ineffective. ...Read more
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