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What do I do if i gave baby expired antibiotics?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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The expiration date is primarily used to assure strength of product.
As it weakens, it's ability to treat illness fades & it may be more likely to trigger an allergic reaction or do nothing. Left over meds from another illness are not a good idea & may partially treat a serious problem that needs a good exam & stronger meds in a hospital setting.Have baby evaluated.

In brief: ??reason??

The expiration date is primarily used to assure strength of product.
As it weakens, it's ability to treat illness fades & it may be more likely to trigger an allergic reaction or do nothing. Left over meds from another illness are not a good idea & may partially treat a serious problem that needs a good exam & stronger meds in a hospital setting.Have baby evaluated.
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