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When does a drug expire? and what are the effects if taking an expired drug?

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barbles2413 7 Jan 2010

It depends on the drug. you will usually find a expiration date on the bottle of the prescription if it is a prescription drug or on the box or bottle of an over the counter meds. Expired meds loose their effectivness. I am sure there are other effects that come from expired medication but that also would depend on the medication. I hope this helps good luck you may also want to check with a pharmacist Barb

Psychmajor 7 Jan 2010

as said before, the med loses effectivness and can increase the amount of side effects present but SOME become dangerous to use *only a small amount however*. most drugs expire in 1 year

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