Can we still consume medicine that expires after 1 week?

@Reneelao (223)
Philippines
September 6, 2010 4:15pm CST
Some says you can still consume them. but some says don't. I'm confused..
8 responses
• Philippines
13 Sep 10
To be safe, you can use the medication up to one month from the date of expiration. That's what i know.
@Reneelao (223)
• Philippines
13 Sep 10
thanks for the advice
@iamjesca (187)
• Philippines
10 Sep 10
It really depends on the medication you are talking about because there are some kinds of medication that easily wears out just days after expiration. And really be very careful of taking medications way beyond their expiry date because some cause other reaction than the desired effect. Better ask your doctor who prescribed that medication to you, if you can still use it though.
@Reneelao (223)
• Philippines
10 Sep 10
ok, thanks, i will never take expired or near expiration medicine.
@rmnrmn (583)
• India
8 Sep 10
Why you will take risk consuming 1 week expire date evenif you heard its safe? Better be safe than cure. Dont take this risk taking expire date. I recommand better not to take the medicines before 1 week of its expire date.
@Reneelao (223)
• Philippines
9 Sep 10
thanks for the advice. happy mylotting....
@magtibaygom (4865)
• Philippines
7 Sep 10
The early respondents to this topic are all right. Think safety. Don't risk your health thinking of some amount of money you can save by taking in medicines that are already expired. If not, you may end up spending more money than you think!
@Reneelao (223)
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
thanks also for that advise, happy myloting.
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
7 Sep 10
as the post above its all about the effectivity of the medicine. if its just for a little headache or so then its ok if you have suddenly taken that medicine but if its for chronic conditions then dont its not advisable.
@Reneelao (223)
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
thanks for the advise, happy myloting
• Philippines
6 Sep 10
I guess it would really depend on the type of medicine, but you should ask a doctor or pharmacist about it because they know better. However, as for mer, once something expires, irregardless of the number of days, I would not consume it anymore. I would rather be safe than sorry.
@Reneelao (223)
• Philippines
6 Sep 10
you sure are very right, better be safe. thanks and happy myloting.
@5mayday (1054)
• Norway
6 Sep 10
As I know most pills can still be used after expires date, but the effect will be reduce. But I am not sure about which pills doesnt have effect after the expires date.
@Reneelao (223)
• Philippines
6 Sep 10
thanks. Enjoy your day.
@shira0524 (483)
• United States
6 Sep 10
Depends on what kind of medicine you're talking about. If you mean pills, most pills are actually effective up to a year after the expiration date. If you're talking about something like an antibiotic that was reconstituted for use, then no. It loses effectiveness shortly after being mixed, usually within a few weeks, and any extra should be thrown away.
@Reneelao (223)
• Philippines
6 Sep 10
I see, thanks. Happy Loting