Is Tramadol HCI 50mg alright to take if it's expired ?
Question posted by Kiene on 19 Aug 2012
Last updated on 10 February 2019 by Lil777
My cousin is a Medical Doctor, who told me, the only meds to throw away after expiration dates are antibiotics. The pharmaceutical companies are out to make money. So, there. Also, try to find ways to be healthy and/or get healthy.
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I dont know
I have tramadol that's almost 3 years old, But it is working great, So I'm guessing its okay to take it Right?
For 2 days now I have been suffering from an extremely painful toothache while waiting for antibiotics to take control of the infection. I am taking Tramadol that expired 2 years ago to control my pain. It has been stored for over 3 years at room temperature. It is relieving my pain beautifully without any side effects. I am uninsured and cannot afford medications nor a doctor's bill so I am very grateful that I kept the expired Tramadol for without it I would not able to function enough to write this testimony. If you are not poor and desperate and can afford the cost of acquiring fresh medication then I am very happy for you.
Hi Kiene - You didn't mention by how much time it was expired or how it was being stored??? All of that matters as to the efficacy of any med - expired or not. You can surely ruin ANY med if it isn't stored properly... But my doctor told me that you can take meds, which have expired as long as they were stored properly and some even refrigerated to help beyond the expiration date. Now, if it is one year old or older - get rid of it. All medicines have a shelf life... every packaged med you get has a stamped expiration date on it these days. All prescription medication is assumed good for one year if stored away from heat, sunlight and moisture.
Hi, i agree, they could make you ill, but more likely just won't 'work' as intended. Best not to take the risk : )
Hi, no you should not take any meds that's expired, some meds can contain bacteria after they expire but most of them lose there effectiveness! Hope this helps
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