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Will expired Pepcid (famotidine) still be effective ?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Most medicines may still work years after the expiration date, but the effect may be weak or unpredictable.
There are few medications that never should be taken after the expiration date ( example : : tetracyclines. Avoid liquid antibiotics, insulin, & nitroglycerine).If the expiration date passed a few years ago and it's important that your drug is absolutely 100% effective get a new bottle.

In brief: Yes

Most medicines may still work years after the expiration date, but the effect may be weak or unpredictable.
There are few medications that never should be taken after the expiration date ( example : : tetracyclines. Avoid liquid antibiotics, insulin, & nitroglycerine).If the expiration date passed a few years ago and it's important that your drug is absolutely 100% effective get a new bottle.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Who knows?

The expiration date is the date which the manufacturer guarantees it to be effective.
It may still be effective beyond that date.

In brief: Who knows?

The expiration date is the date which the manufacturer guarantees it to be effective.
It may still be effective beyond that date.
Dr. Lori Wagner
Dr. Lori Wagner
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Expired products will increase acidity and oxidative stress you will pay by hurting liver and body aches - not worth it.

In brief: No

Expired products will increase acidity and oxidative stress you will pay by hurting liver and body aches - not worth it.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: How l

How long.

In brief: How l

How long.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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