I am about to run out of metoprolol and my prescription won't be delivered for another week or ten days. I have a batch of older tablets. Would it be safe to take them for a few days? Is this medicine like some others which retain potency for longer than the label says?
They may have lost their effect by now.
No you cannot take metoprolol that is three years old. There is a date on the bottle that tells you not to take it after X date and discard. With metoprolol it can increase in strength and weaken after that date, both of which is dangerous.
- Metoprolol Information for Consumers
- Metoprolol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metoprolol (detailed)
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