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Is it ok to take an expired clindamycin 300mg?

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DzooBaby 7 Jun 2013

No. If it is expired, at the very least it has lost potency. Many "mycins" can become toxic when old. The chemicals can change over time. Dispose of it and get a new prescription. Besides, it is never good to try to treat with left over antibiotics (which you shouldnt have in the first place because they are meant for you to take the full course even if you feel better). If you have left overs, it is doubtful you have enough for a full course plus, without seeing a Dr, you dont know if the bacteria is even susceptible to the antibiotic. Please see your Dr. It is not good to try to cut corners when dealing with infection. This is how "superbugs" are formed. This sort of activity is what causes bacteria to become resistant.

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