Help! I have been taking Erythromycin tablets -500mg 4 times a day-f or severe Sinus/Ear infection for a week now. I have just realised I have mistakenly taken expired tablets for last 5 days, I put them on top of cupboard when I first got them home, not realising there was a started pack of my daughters from a long time back she had for dental infection but never took... somewhow I have picked them up & been taking them instead of ones I got form chemist as they are in exact same box. Will this have done me harm??? I still have a week to go on tabs as wee prescribed for 2 weeks. I am now returning my in date ones on next dose & have thrown expired ones. Will these have harmed me??? I took last one 2 hours ago , then I realised what had happened. Be great if expert like Nurse/Doc.Pharmacist was about to reply. Thanks
I have taken expired antibiotics accidentally, will this harm me?
Question posted by essexxgirl on 10 Aug 2010
Last updated on 10 August 2010
Expired tabs will not be effective, your ailment would have worsened, please destroy them & start afresh, but please also do consult the pharmacist/doc who prescribed, take care & be well & safe, God bless!
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