I found my valacyclovir 500 mg tab, but the expiration date is 1/27/22. Can I still take them before my flare up gets really bad? Is there any type of pain cream or antibiotic cream I can use?
I have genital herpes and I had a flare up on my eyelid in 2015. I think it is happening again?
Question posted by SoniaMGurley on 14 June 2022
Last updated on 17 June 2022
"Expired medical products can be less effective or risky due to a change in chemical composition or a decrease in strength. Certain expired medications are at risk of bacterial growth and sub-potent antibiotics can fail to treat infections, leading to more serious illnesses and antibiotic resistance. Once the expiration date has passed there is no guarantee that the medicine will be safe and effective. If your medicine has expired, do not use it."
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