Flagyl IV RTU - Can I take metronidazole after expiration date?
Question posted by momo1 on 30 June 2011
Last updated on 17 May 2014 by nld25607
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.
Usually it is not recommended to take the med after its expiry date.
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