I got prescription filled, but did not use it. Now my son has a sinus infection and new job insurance does not kick in for 90 days! Can I use it even though it is past expiration date but never used?
I agree, & also for whom was this prescription prescribed? If it was for you, you absolutley should not give this to a child! Try putting a very small amount of vasoline on the tip of a Qtip at bedtime, & putting this high up each nostril. Use a different end or different Qtip for each nostril as a sinus infection can be on only one side sometimes, & using the same one could spread it to both sides. Then massage it in. While sleeping this keeps the nostrils moist, & coats the sinuses to keep that gunk from sticking & getting more infected. This is a great tip I got for a serious sinus infection years ago from a really old ENT, now retired. He didn't believe in giving antibiotics for every little thing. He was so right! It worked, & has many more times since. It's not to say it will work everytime, but it can't hurt your child, & could be of some help. Adult doses of most medications are based on 150 pounds average weight. per dose.
So please don't give without checking with your doctor first. Hope your son gets to feeling better. Know how miserable sinus infections can be. Luck to you both.
Marvell is exactly right unless the medication is prescribed by a doctor who has seen him then he should not take this, also the antibiotic looses potency both it and any other medication in which the date has expired should not be used, I really understand about problems with insurance, maybe once he see's someone and the doctor is made aware of the situation maybe they will have samples that they can give him, please know that we do care and keep us posted
I actually disagree about not using it after the expiration date... A while back I didn't have medical insurance and got a bad double ear infection and I found some old antibiotics of mine and was curious about using them since they was expired so I did a lot of researching and found out some very interesting things on this matter that was actually written by the FDA... You can use some of the antibiotics years after expiration... the shelf life of some antibiotics and other meds was quite surprising n hard to believe... Google FDA and antibiotic shelf life and read it... It's very interesting
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