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Can I take my Naproxen for gout pain, it is past the expiration date?

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kaismama 25 Jun 2014

The danger with most meds is that they won't have their full strength anymore. For some meds this is dangerous. For something like naproxen what it would mean is just that your pain may not be eased. There are some meds that are dangerous if old, like the tetracyclines.

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fayfaith 25 Jun 2014

If it's just a number of weeks for naproxen even up to a couple of months,I'd personally say ok. I've taken naproxen off n on for years pn have had expired bottles. But it's always best to take within the exasperation dates. It can be very dangerous with some drugs/medications. U have to know what you're taking. Oh, I have a friend who takes this (med) for "Goupt".incorrect spelling,sorry. He says it doesn't really do a lot in helping him. My son takes it n he seems to like it. I don't really care for it either. Wishing U the best.

Forpain 16 May 2019

Can I take expired medicine naproxen sodium from 6/15

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bestpup 17 May 2019

Hello
Yes, as long as your Naproxen was stored in a sealed prescription bottle it is safe to take your 4 year old Naproxen medication.
Keep in mind though because your naproxen is 4 years old it may not be full strength anymore.
If your gout pain is severe it may be best to just buy a new bottle of generic OTC Naproxen.
Feel better
bestpup

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