Is it OK to use medications past their expiry date?

Is it OK to use medications past their expiry date?

This question comes up quite often during consultations with patients. Most patients are concern whether expired medications can cause harm to them when ingested. The good news is that most medications are not harmful even if you inadvertently took them after their expiry dates. In fact, medicine do not suddenly become useless just after their expiry dates. Most are still good for use.

Here’s a useful article on a study that was done by the US military on expired medications, and their recommendations.

Click here to read the article.

However, there are a small number of medications that should not be taken after their expiry dates. This following article tells you more about them.

Do some drugs become dangerous after their expiry dates?

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