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15 Apr 2005

Experation date on medication
My fiancee beleives he can still take medicine even if it is expired. I try to tell him it is no longer active and could may make him sick. Can you tell me the precautions, if any?

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CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Fossyy, the safest would be to not take anything that has expired. Medicine doesn’t become ineffective/dangerous the moment it is older than the expiry date, but no guarantees re given if you use it after the expiry date. Good luck.
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