Can u still take them even if they have expired?
Does amoxicillin expire? Are they safe to take after?
Question posted by obamaobama on 7 Nov 2012
Last updated on 28 August 2019 by Majenaalexis
I have a problem my son is sick with a fever and cough I'm disabled I can't go to the store at 3 in the morning to buy anything where I live at I have much to send it in my fridge it's about a year old maybe give or take some do I still give it to him
Ok my 2 year old got amoxicillin on the 1st of April for strep today is the nineteenth an he acts like his throat hurts
It is best to see the dr and get what he prescribes. How do you know you have a bacterial infection? How do you know if amoxicillin is the appropriate antibiotic for it? With Amoxicillin taking expired ones would just mean they might not work, other antibiotics, like the tetracyclines can actually cause kidney damage if they are old. Also, if you have amoxicillin at home it means 2 things, you didn't take all of them like you should have when they were first prescribed, and you don't have enough to do a full course of meds now. Both can lead to resistant strains of bacteria.
Yes you can but as to how effective the Amoxicillin will do its job is debateable. See this detailed article on drug expiration dates.
- Amoxicillin uses and safety info
- Amoxicillin information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Amoxicillin (detailed)
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