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Flagyl IV RTU - Can I take metronidazole after expiration date?

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Rajive Goel 30 Jun 2011

Usually it is not recommended to take the med after its expiry date.

nld25607 18 May 2014

Prescriptions like flagle or its generic form the expiration is a shelf life for the product; meaning that it loses its potency, and is weakened. If you supposed to take 2/day... you may end up doubling dosing to get the same effects... this is heavily feared by the medical community because you can overdose. Or you even miss-diagnosed.

My rule of thumb if it's more than 5 months expired... it's not worth the risk but within that period you should be safe. My script was 2/day. I made it 3/day... around mealtimes, to take of nausea from the drug potency. And it zapped my oncoming nasal infect till I got to a doctor.

Hope I helped, peace.

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