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Special Features > Don't Be Tempted to Use Expired Medicines - FDA

www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/SpecialFeatures/ucm481139.htm

Mar 1, 2016 ... Taking out-of-date drugs carries certain risks ... Certain expired medications are at risk of bacterial growth and sub-potent antibiotics can fail to ...

Drug Expiration Dates - Are Expired Drugs Still Safe to Take?

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Feb 10, 2014 ... Patients often have questions about drug expiration dates: Can they take a medication if it has reached the drug expiration date? Are there ...

Expired Medications and Their Dates: What's the Harm? - RxList

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Apr 29, 2016 ... Learn about the risks of taking expired medications and over-the-counter drugs. The active ingredients in the medications may no longer work, ...

Drug Expiration Dates — Do They Mean Anything? - Harvard Health

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Sep 2, 2015 ... Medical authorities state expired drugs are safe to take, even those that expired years ago. A rare exception to this may be tetracycline, but the ...

8 Facts about Expired Medications - eMedExpert

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8 Can you take expired medications or not? The wisdom suggests that if your life does depend on an outdated drug, and you must have 100% of the original ...

Is It OK to Take Expired Medications? - Newsmax

www.newsmax.com/Health/Health-News/expired-medications-drug-safety/2015/05/15/id/644819/

May 15, 2015 ... Your head's pounding, so you reach into your medicine cabinet for a pain reliever . You take a look at the label and see that the expiration date ...

What Your Pharmacist Can't Tell You About Drug Expiration Dates ...

www.medicaldaily.com/what-your-pharmacist-cant-tell-you-about-drug-expiration-dates-its-complicated-342978

Jul 15, 2015 ... The authors found just one report of a patient who may have been harmed by taking an expired drug. This singular case, involving a patient ...

Are we throwing away 'expired' medications too soon? - CNN.com

www.cnn.com/2012/10/08/health/throwing-away-expired-meds/

Oct 8, 2012 ... Most drugs are dated to expire after one to five years, but as the results show, that time frame doesn't necessarily correlate to a drug's potency, ...

Are Expired Medications OK to Take? - WSJ

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Aug 25, 2014 ... There is a lot of confusion surrounding expiration dates on over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Some people use the stamped date as a ...

What does a medicine's expiration date mean? - Consumer Med ...

www.consumermedsafety.org/safe-medicine-storage-and-disposal/what-does-a-medicine-s-expiration-date-mean

Mar 4, 2014 ... But what does the expiration date mean? Is a medicine still safe to take after its expiration date? Will it cause harm or just not work after its ...