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How long past the expiration date is creatine effective and safe?

How long past the expiration date is creatine effective and safe?

Check with company: Creatine supplements are not regulated by the fda. You may find some reviews of various creatine supplements....Find one that also has analysis on what the supplements actually contain. Many supplements are full of other components outside of what you think you are buying (since they are not regulated). Check with your gym or a fitness magazine who has reviewed them as well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sufafed after the expiration date?

Is it safe to take sufafed after the expiration date?

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

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Is Flonase safe to use one year after expiration date?

Is Flonase safe to use one year after expiration date?

No: All medications have expiration dates and they should not be used beyond the expiration date. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin 500mg still safe a year after its expiration date?

Is amoxicillin 500mg still safe a year after its expiration date?

See below: It would be safe but probably mostly inactive and ineffective. ...Read more

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Is it still safe to eat yogurt after expiration date?

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Expired food product: Out of date food can still be eaten - within reason - ie several days.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

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Is it safe to take levothyroxin 2 months after expiration date?

Is it safe to take levothyroxin 2 months after expiration date?

Easy to refill: How old is it? It is always unclear how drug manufacturers come up with an expiration date. It is probably safe to take the pills, although they may have lost some effectiveness. Best to refill it. The pharmacist will likely refill a 1 month supply even without a new rx. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take hydrocodone pills a few months past the expiration date?

Is it safe to take hydrocodone pills a few months past the expiration date?

Not recommended: All medications should be properly discarded after their expiration date. The safety of the medication after the expiration date will be effected by the temperature at which it has been stored, its exposure to light, and its exposure to moisture. The history of these factors is sometimes not known and therefore it is best to properly discard after the expiration date. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use vitamins after the expiration date?

Is it safe to use vitamins after the expiration date?

It depends...: Expiration dates tend to be rather artificial & somewhat arbitrary. If a vitamin has an expiration date a year after manufacture it is not like the next day it suddenly goes bad. They may lose some potency over time but are unlikely to be dangerous. A vitamin a month or 2 past expiration date is probably ok- if it expired 2 years ago I would be more cautious! ...Read more

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Is loperamide hydrochloride safe 5 months after expiration date?

Is loperamide hydrochloride safe 5 months after expiration date?

Probably: Most medications are "good" for an extended period (up to 6 months) after the Federally mandated Exp date! HOWEVER some medications are actually DANGEROUS when expired (eg Tetracycline) thus it is generally NOT a good idea to use outdated medication!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it safe to use cefaclor (liquid) after the expiration date?

Not recommended: Expired medicines usually lose effectiveness but do not become harmful. It is not recommended that you use it if you want it to be efficacious. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink lipton green tea after the expiration date?

Lipton expired: Sorry, this is a question for lipton. As a physician I have no special knowledge on how they determine what date to put on their tea. I could only give you my personal opinion, and I would guess it is safe for a short time after the expiration date, but I don't know that. ...Read more

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How long will extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) capsules remain safe and effective past their stamped expiration date?

How long will extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) capsules remain safe and effective past their stamped expiration date?

Who knows: There is an expiration date for a reason. I am not sure that the reason is to encourage you to purchase more, but if kept dry and out of direct light most "coated" medications would be ok a fairly good while after the expiration date (in my opinion). ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is vitamin d safe one year after expiration date?

Is vitamin d safe one year after expiration date?

No: I would not take medication this far out of date. It may have lost its potency. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink the blueprint green juice 3 days after the expiration date?

Is it safe to drink the blueprint green juice 3 days after the expiration date?

Probably: But before or after the expiration date, it's still a waste of money. Try eating healthy and exercising. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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How long after the expiration date is pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) safe to take?

How long after the expiration date is pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) safe to take?

Not recommended: To take any medication past its expiration date due to decreases efficacy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take crestor (rosuvastatin) 10 after the expiration date of 4-20016 how often should you get a Liver test when taking crestor (rosuvastatin) 10?

Is it safe to take crestor (rosuvastatin) 10 after the expiration date of 4-20016 how often should you get a Liver test when taking crestor (rosuvastatin) 10?

Not a good idea: To make a "habit" out of taking EXPIRED medication but chances are there is no harm or loss of strength a month or so beyond the expiration date. The FDA requires that the date used is CONSERVATIVE!!!!!

Liver Function should be measured each time you have your LIPID tests are done! The FIRST set should be no later than 4 weeks after starting!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I took a Plan B pill only a few minutes after intercourse, but the Plan B taken was five months past the expiration date. Is it safe to take another dose or will the first dose be sufficient?

I took a Plan B pill only a few minutes after intercourse, but the Plan B taken was five months past the expiration date. Is it safe to take another dose or will the first dose be sufficient?

Be safe. Take another: Since the many and significant risks of an unplanned pregnancy would seem to outweigh the inconvenience, discomfort and potential side effects of taking another dose of the hormones in Plan B, it may be best to "take another dose" or to consider seeking another "emergency postcoital method" like a copper IUD which is even better and more effective than Plan B. ...Read more

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Is cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) muscle relaxer safe to take after the expiration date?

Is cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) muscle relaxer safe to take after the expiration date?

RX medicine expired: We can not recommend you take any medicine after the expiry date as it looses its effectiveness. ...Read more

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Is cefprozil safe to use 1 year after expiration date? I have some left from my last sinus infection.

Is cefprozil safe to use 1 year after expiration date? I have some left from my last sinus infection.

Not a good idea: Although most drugs may remain active even 2 yrs after the expiration date, it is not a good idea for you to treat yourself with an antibiotic prescribed for someone else. In addition, it is best to take a full course of the prescribed antibiotic and you would not have enough for another complete course if you only take the left-over.
You need to see your doctor first. ...Read more

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For a dentist, is mouth wash and toothpaste that has never been open still safe after the expiration date?

For a dentist, is mouth wash and toothpaste that has never been open still safe after the expiration date?

HOW LONG?: Everything has to have an expiration date on it. It's the law. Does it become ineffective after? If it is used within that year after I would not worry about it. It looses its efficacy slowly but surely after or the company producing it would go broke. ...Read more

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I have Pepto bismol with an experation date of 2013, is it still safe to take?

I have Pepto bismol with an experation date of 2013, is it still safe to take?

Safe: There is nothing in this that will degrade in a dangerous manner. You may safely drink pepto bismol that is several years expired. ...Read more

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My Clonodine HCL is 3weeks past experation date. Is it safe to take for a 2 more weeks until next appt. I do not take daily, using to assist in opiate wd?

My Clonodine HCL is 3weeks past experation date. Is it safe to take for a 2 more weeks until next appt. I do not take daily, using to assist in opiate wd?

Yes: Expiration dates on meds, like those on foods, are mostly made up. Most medications, with rare exceptions (tetracycline is one) can last for many years if kept in cool, dry places. If stored in bathrooms where very hot showers are taken, or in places that are very hot/humid, they may not last as long. Your clonidine should be fine and good luck - get treatment as well as "detox" for your problem. ...Read more