I have Mucinex that is exactly one year expired. I know that the general rule is don’t take expired medicine, it might not work or even harm. I also know that with expiration dates they ere on the side of caution, and sometimes medicines are still effective past the date. Anyone know? Thanks.
Throw it out! There is a reason for expiry dates and yes I agree the manufacturers ere on the side of caution but I think 1 year is well beyond an acceptable time frame (a few weeks or a month even may be ok). The expiration date is the final day that the manufacturer guarantees the full potency and safety of a medication.
For your own safety go buy another.
- Mucinex Information for Consumers
- Mucinex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mucinex (detailed)
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