Expired aspirin is aspirin that is past the expiration date printed on the container. According to Bayer Healthcare LLC, using aspirin or any over-the-counter drug past the expiration date is not recommended as its effectiveness may be diminished.Know More
Bayer Healthcare LLC explains that aspirin relieves pain by reducing hormone-like substances in the body known as prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are produced in tissues in the body in response to trauma or injury and are part of a system that relays feelings of pain, redness and swelling and fever in the body.
Aspirin also reduces the presence of substances involved in blood clotting, says Bayer Healthcare LLC. For this reason, some physicians recommend some individuals take aspirin to reduce the likelihood of recurrent heart attack or ischemic stroke.Learn more about Medications & Vitamins
Never take expired Valium for any reason, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The chemical composition of pharmaceutical drugs changes over time and can cause the drug to become either ineffective or potentially dangerous.Full Answer >
The maker of NyQuil, Vicks, does not recommend using any of its products after the specified expiration date on the product's packaging. Vicks recommends that expired products are properly disposed of, and Vicks suggests that consumers noticing expired products on store shelves should bring the product to store personnel attention right away. In addition, Vicks asks that consumers always check the expiration date on its products before purchase.Full Answer >
Consumers can use expired ibuprofen, but the potency of ibuprofen cannot be guaranteed by the manufacturer after the expiration date. Many medications are safe for use up to one year after they expire, but it varies with environmental conditions, according to Drugs.com.Full Answer >
Ibuprofen, one of a class of pain-relievers known as NSAIDs, does not contain aspirin, but taking the two medications together may lessen the blood-thinning effects of aspirin, as reported by a study conducted by researchers at the University of Buffalo. The research found that patients who were taking aspirin to prevent platelet aggregation and to reduce the chances of a repeat stroke became unresponsive to the blood-thinning effects of aspirin when ibuprofen was taken at the same time. The research showed that platelet aggregation resumed within 4 to 6 hours when dosages of ibuprofen and aspirin were combined.Full Answer >