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Is it safe to drink mom's codeine cough syrup that expires in 2008?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: No...

First, only mom should be taking her prescription cough medicine.
If you have a cough, you need to be evaluated by your doctor as you may not have the same diagnosis as your mom. Secondly, if the medicine has expired, it should be thrown away. Expiration dates are there for a reason and you do not want to risk your health by consuming expired meds.

In brief: No...

First, only mom should be taking her prescription cough medicine.
If you have a cough, you need to be evaluated by your doctor as you may not have the same diagnosis as your mom. Secondly, if the medicine has expired, it should be thrown away. Expiration dates are there for a reason and you do not want to risk your health by consuming expired meds.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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