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What can happen if you take expired prescribed medication?

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine

In brief: Effects can vary

With rare exceptions (tetracycline, nitoglycerine and Insulin for example) most medications are generally safe upto 15 years after the expiration date.
This was demonstrated by a study done by government on medications stored by the military. The date is required by the FDA to certify that a medication is fully potent. When in doubt avoid taking the medication

In brief: Effects can vary

With rare exceptions (tetracycline, nitoglycerine and Insulin for example) most medications are generally safe upto 15 years after the expiration date.
This was demonstrated by a study done by government on medications stored by the military. The date is required by the FDA to certify that a medication is fully potent. When in doubt avoid taking the medication
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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Dr. Manuel Lopez diaz
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Nothing

Most medications may still be effective up to some time like 6 months after expiration.

In brief: Nothing

Most medications may still be effective up to some time like 6 months after expiration.
Dr. Manuel Lopez diaz
Dr. Manuel Lopez diaz
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