Expired meds—can we take them? Dr. Tom Viola says this is a question he gets from so many people—medical doctors, dentists, dental hygienists, and people in the general public.
The answer could be yes or no, depending on the type of drug and how long it has been expired. But the bottom line is, more than likely, the drug is still active to some extent. In general, however, taking expired medications is not a good idea. Why? Do they cause harm? If so, which ones? Can they still be effective?
Join Dr. Tom Viola and me in this episode of Medical History Mysteries as we discuss the potential dangers of taking expired drugs (both OTC and prescribed) and the best practices for our patients and ourselves.
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