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

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Feb 10, 2014 ... Are there certain drugs that should never be used past their expiration date? For many patients, these questions arise because medications ...

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

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Mar 1, 2016 ... Taking out-of-date drugs carries certain risks ... Expired medical products can be less effective or risky due to a change in chemical ... recommend throwing the medicines away in the household trash after mixing them with a ...

8 Facts about Expired Medications - eMedExpert

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Medical authorities uniformly say it is safe to take drugs past their expiration ...

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, ...

Are Expired Medications OK to Take? - WSJ

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Aug 25, 2014 ... "It turned out that 88% of the lots could be extended beyond their expiration date for an average of 66 months—or 5½ years," says Dr. Bergquist ...

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

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

Oct 8, 2012 ... The study's findings suggest that the expiration dates of some drugs could be safely ... Most drugs are dated to expire after one to five years, but as the results ... Although consistently taking depleted prescription drugs could ...

Do Medications Really Expire? - Medscape

www.medscape.com/viewarticle/460159

Sep 9, 2002 ... Second, medical authorities uniformly say it is safe to take drugs past their expiration date -- no matter how "expired" the drugs purportedly are.

Taking Expired Medicine - Expiration Dates on Drugs & Medications

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Dec 29, 2015 ... "In general, I would say many oral medications are safe to take a year or two beyond their marked expiration date," says Sara Bingel, PharmD, ...

Many Medicines Are Potent Years Past Expiration Dates - WSJ

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Do drugs really stop working after the expiration date? ... 70% of 1,000 respondents said they probably wouldn't take a prescription drug after its expiration date; ...

The drug expiry date: A necessary safety measure, or yet another ...

www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/the-drug-expiry-date-a-necessary-safety-measure-or-yet-another-big-pharma-conspiracy/

May 10, 2012 ... Because of expiry dates, an enormous quantity of drugs are ... the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back .... Excedrin may be effective after expiration – but sniff for the vinegar odour, ...

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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 ... potency still remains even a decade after the expiration date.

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

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Jul 15, 2015 ... The expiration date of most medicines is 12 to 60 months after ... one report of a patient who may have been harmed by taking an expired drug.

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

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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 ...