Dispose of the container in your outside trash for trash pickup. Overdosing can lead to liver damage and, in rare cases, even death. Sign in to complete account merge. Medical authorities state if expired medicine is safe to take, even those that expired years ago.
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What does a medicine’s expiration date mean?
From our family to yours. Looks like you have an existing account with us. And, really, if a drug manufacturer had to do expiration-date testing for longer periods it would slow their ability to bring you new and improved formulations. And when our child's running a high fever in the middle of the night, who's reading expiration dates?
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I agree with trying to find other ways to break the fever before giving expired meds. Is a medicine still safe to take after its expiration date? Find More Posts by p1p3r. But what does the expiration date mean?
Find More Posts by momof3boys1girl. It turns out that the expiration date on a drug does stand for something, but probably not what you think it does. So, as it's a month or 2 past, it will probably still work. Expert Perspective Follow experts from across more than 30 medical specialties who share their viewpoints and guidance on medical developments as they unfold. Neither fully explains what the expiration date means. Create a new password.
A column published in Psychopharmacology Today offers some advice. These meds, which children use most, have the shortest shelf life and really should be discarded as soon as possible after their expiration date.
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