I was prescribed tramadol many years ago and did not use much. I know have severe menstrual cramps that will not go away. I noticed the tramadol bottle and realised this may help with the pain, however they expired in 2008. The bottle has been kept inside it's box and there is still a large amount left. I'm aware it may have lost its potency, but would it be dangerous to take?
Can I take tramadol if it is expired?
Question posted by JeaninePaul on 18 Aug 2017
Last updated on 19 August 2017 by chuck1957
JeaninePaul; No people have enough problems with Tramadol get rid of it 10 years is too long this always does apply to the medication some get weaker others get Toxic, but also with all the problems people have with tramadol you should still be under a doctors care give them a call and get fresh ones also there not that expensive so why take a chance.
I have taken exired meds before. Call your pharmacy!!
It would probably be fine. They say that most modern drugs will be almost or just as effective up to a decade after their expiration date. The only thing that happens is that they can become less potent, they won't turn into poison!
I have to agree... modern meds are complex, often chemically unstable. Please dispose of the tabs and destroy the label! Even our old buddy Aspirin is unstable- In time it decomposes into acetone (nail polish remover) and salicylic acid, a wart remover. Not in my stomach!
Throw it away. The last thing you need is more pain from possible degradation products that can be present after expiration. ... also we are talking about almost 10 years here. Please throw it away.
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