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I took a year expired 100mg minocycline should I be concerned?

I took a year expired 100mg minocycline should I be concerned?

Expired meds: The class of antibiotics called tetracyclines, of which Minocycline is one, can do damage to the kidneys after they're expired unlike many other medications. You probably won't experience any adverse effects but don't used expired medication. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take any medication after it expired one year ago?

Is it safe to take any medication after it expired one year ago?

No -- toss it: No -- you should not take expired medication. After that date, the pills or capsules could be deteriorating. Discard in the trash or in a medicine take-back program -- not in the toilet. All of us who use the water supply will thank you for helping to keep it clean. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use expired rubbing alcohol that expired in March of last year (2013)?

Is it ok to use expired rubbing alcohol that expired in March of last year (2013)?

Rubbing acetone: Rubbing alcohol turns into acetone over time, usually becoming ineffective after about two years from manufacture. Since rubbing alcohol is still one of the least expensive products to buy, replacing it rather than risking it would be a wise decision. ...Read more

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What do I do if a three year old recieved 7.5ml of diametapp that was expired 2 months ago?

Dimatapp: It probably is ok. But I would now discard the medication, knowing that it is expired. ...Read more

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Can I take expired valtrex? 1 year past?

Can I take expired valtrex? 1 year past?

Expired medication: Highly recommend not to take expired medications and please kindly discard expired medications safely. Please kindly contact your physician to get refills or medications prescribed if needed. ...Read more

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Can you take clarithromycin if its expired 1 year?

Can you take clarithromycin if its expired 1 year?

No: It won't harm you but will probably not be effective. Do not take it. Get a new prescription. ...Read more

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What could cause dry patches of skin on a 2 year old?

What could cause dry patches of skin on a 2 year old?

Infantile Eczema: You should consult your pediatrician, in all likely hood it is infantile eczema and can be easily treated with miosturisation and mild steroid cream. ...Read more

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Will 1 year expired Valtrex (valacyclovir) still work?

Will 1 year expired Valtrex (valacyclovir) still work?

Don't take it: Please get a new script, not supposed to take meds expired that long if it was one month expired while you are still not supposed to take that one, a 1 month expired med should usually be ok. ...Read more

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Can I still take dextroamphetamine if it expired a year ago?

Can I still take dextroamphetamine if it expired a year ago?

Check with pharmacis: Most bottles of mediation have a date of expiration on them. The date may have some leeway. Check with your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it okay to use 3 year old expired canasa?

Can you tell me is it okay to use 3 year old expired canasa?

No: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to use 3 year old expired canasa?

Probably safe but: Probably not as effective as a fresh prescription. Call your doctor to see if this is the correct medicine for your symptoms. Don't self treat. ...Read more

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Dry patches of skin on my 2 year old. What is it and what causes it?

Dry patches of skin on my 2 year old. What is it and what causes it?

Possibly eczema: Could be a number of things but most likely is a mild case of eczema. Eczema is often inherited and is more commonly seen in families with allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, dry skin and asthma. I would first suggest trying non-drying cleansing bars such as dove and moisturizing the skin immediately after bathing with eucerin or a similar cream. Call your doctor if not improving. ...Read more

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Is it ok to uses pulmocort in a nebulizer that expired a little over a year ago?

Is it ok to uses pulmocort in a nebulizer that expired a little over a year ago?

Probably: The expiration dates on many medications are for peak effectiveness. It would not likely be harmful to use expired Pulmicort but is certainly less potent and may not control your symptoms as well. Check the product's packaging, appearance/color, odor and texture. If you are suspicious that it has "spoiled"...Don't use it! ...Read more

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My 3 year old has rough red hot patches on his cheeks? What's the possible diagnosis?

My 3 year old has rough red hot patches on his cheeks? What's the possible diagnosis?

Rosy cheeks: Might be due an allergic reaction, might be fungus, might be early viral illness. Need more information including picture to be more definitive. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take one year n 7 month old pain that expired medication I had from surgery?

Is it ok to take one year n 7 month old pain that expired medication I had from surgery?

No: Throw it away and seek treatment for your new problem. You should never keep expired medications in the house. ...Read more

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There is a rough, dry patch on top of a two year olds scalp. What can I use to treat this?

There is a rough, dry patch on top of a two year olds scalp. What can I use to treat this?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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My 7 year old gets small patches of petechiae that come and go for about 8 months now. Should I be worried?

My 7 year old gets small patches of petechiae that come and go for about 8 months now. Should I be worried?

Petechiae not normal: Petechiae are not normal and are caused by low platelets or fragile vessels and if ill, infection, and CBC is a basic test. That said, it is not uncommon for someone to get petechiae on the face from coughing hard, straining or vomiting. It can also be seen from vigorous scratching, something that causes localized suction or a tourniquet-type wrap, and would not need further assessment. ...Read more

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I am a 25 year old female and am finding my hair is becoming very thin and I have bauld patches. Can tell me what the cause can be?

I am a 25 year old female and am finding my hair is becoming very thin and I have bauld patches. Can tell me what the cause can be?

Can be hormone issue: Thyroid hormone issues can cause this. You may want to see your doctor and have some blood work done. Other causes can be lupus or sarcoidosis but a full medical history, examination and blood work will be required before a the cause can be determined. ...Read more

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I have been treated with jock itch and now I have a dark patch on my skin. It's been almost a year but the patch hasn't gone yet. What do I do?

I have been treated with jock itch and now I have a dark patch on my skin. It's been almost a year but the patch hasn't gone yet. What do I do?

Hyperpigmentation: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Tight clothing may prolong discoloration due to chronic rubbing and irritation. ...Read more

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I have soft contact lenses that last a month but I forgot to bring my solution and my uncle gave me his solution but it expired last year 07. What do?

I have soft contact lenses that last a month but I forgot to bring my solution and my uncle gave me his solution but it expired last year 07. What do?

Buy new...: Buy new......your eyes are precious.....don't be a penny pincher in this matter. You can always use your glasses instead. ...Read more

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I am 27 male and have a bluish brown patch on my left chest the size of a baseball. There is no pain. It has been there for over a year. What is this?

Get it seen: It may nothing but a late-appearing Becker Nevus or some other trial lesion, but it does need to be seen by a physician to rule out something that needs treatment ...Read more

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Google said patent will expire on benicar (olmesartan) April 26 this year is that true? When it generic will it be lot cheaper instead of 280 dollars a month?

Hopefully: Generic drugs tend to be less expensive than their patented precursors. The cost of generics has been trending upwards in the United States making them less affordable than in the past. Call your Congressmen and Senators. Medication in general should not be a luxury product, whether brand or generic. ...Read more

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Had antacid that was expired an year back. M scared. Please help...

Had antacid that was expired an year back. M scared. Please help...

Don't be scared.: Generally expiration dates on medicines mean they can lose their efficacy beyond that date. An expired antacid shouldn't cause you any serious problems. ...Read more

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My one year old son has a patch on his arm?

My one year old son has a patch on his arm?

See your doctor: Your doctor an look at the patch and often determine what is and how to treat it. A picture (looking at the rash) is worth a thousand words. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant with a year expired iud? Ask

Can I get pregnant with a year expired iud? Ask

Yes: If you are using mirena, (levonorgestrel) it is out of the hormone that would help prevent pregnancies. You could also get pregnant with an expired paragard. ...Read more

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My flonase expired in january of this year is it safe to use?

My flonase expired in january of this year is it safe to use?

Safe: Your flonase, assuming it was not kept in too hot a place, will be fully effective despite that expiration date. ...Read more

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I have amoxicillin 875 mg that's expired by a year is it safe to take?

I have amoxicillin 875 mg that's expired by a year is it safe to take?

See your doc: Hello
If you believe that you need amoxicillin for a new illness, I would recommend you see your physician to evaluate you again. Not every infection is bacterial (some are viral) and different bacterial infections require different antibiotics. Plus your amoxicillin could have become less effective since it a year old expired. But you need to see your doc for your new illness/medical issue. ...Read more

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12 year old daughter has small, white, flat round patches on her forhead. What can it be?

12 year old daughter has small, white, flat round patches on her forhead. What can it be?

Many possibilities: These could represent common fungus (tinea corporis), flat warts, a condition called pityriasis alba, as well as many other issues. Some benefit from treatment and some self heal. Because they are in a cosmetically sensitive area on a girl, I would have them evaluated by your doc to see if treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ritalin (methylphenidate) la that expired a year ago? And if so, will it still work properly?

Generally, yes.: As long as the med wasn't exposed to extreme environmental factors (heat, overly dry climate, etc.), oral tablets&capsules are "good" for much longer than the exp date. The military studied this many yrs ago, &found drop-off in effectiveness negligible for such meds for much more than a decade. Ritalinla is a reliable product w/ the type of characteristics that should hold up. Generics less certain. ...Read more

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Is there anything to take to lower the increase of patches of hives in a 3 year old. And, how long do hives last.?

Is there anything to take to lower the increase of patches of hives in a 3 year old. And, how long do hives last.?

Read on: Of course try to figure out the cause of the hives or they will constantly recur. U can give benadryl, (diphenhydramine) call ur dr for the dosage, or u can give some of the once a day antihistamines as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make them tired. Hives can last about three to five days possibly longer but consult ur dr if much longer especially if u can't figure out the reason for them. ...Read more

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Hello there m 31 year old male from Nepal. For couple day m seeing white patches on private part. Is it's normal?

Hello there m 31 year old male from Nepal. For couple day m seeing white patches on private part. Is it's normal?

Likely benign: Could be fungal such as tinea corporis, could be lichen plants, could be patches of psoriasis. Unlikely an STD. Could you send one of us a picture to look at? We can give you a better assessment that way. ...Read more

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I li accidentally gave my 6 year old daughter expired cold medicine which is expired in sep 2017 what should I do now?

I li accidentally gave my 6 year old daughter expired cold medicine which is expired in sep 2017 what should I do now?

Relax: These things are combinations of various antihistamines & decongestants with little effect anyway. The dating is required by the FDA, but out of date does not mean toxic, many remain stable for a year or more after that date. The potency diminishes in some, but not where it matters much. I would be comfortable using it for now, but update your supply if you like to use this stuff. ...Read more

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Good Day, what can you recommend on this patch on my leg? It’s itchy and has been growing. Had this for over a year now

Good Day, what can you recommend on this patch on my leg? It’s itchy and has been growing. Had this for over a year now

See doctor: When you have a skin n lesion and there is a change in size or shape or texture see doctor for exam ...Read more