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Is it dangerous to take out dated pills, or do they just loose their potency?

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Anonymous 16 Nov 2012

Hello tripietmom. In most all cases, they loose their potency. Regards pledge

kaismama 16 Nov 2012

There are some medications that are actually harmful after expiration date. Tetracycline and its cousins are some of them.

happybrandee 16 Nov 2012

Usually they just lose their potency, but there are some medications that can be dangerous to take after they expire. Your best bet is to take any expired pills, prescription or OTC, to your nearest pharmacy or place that takes oudated drugs. I know that some police stations take outdated drugs and so do some pharmacies and hospitals, you can check online to see where you can do this in your area!

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