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Is it safe to use out of date Proctosedyl? urgent advices please???

(9 Posts)
Itssodifficult Sat 22-Mar-14 09:01:44

Sorry to say that but my piles (interior and exterior) are quite painful atm.
Checked my medicines and found our both ointment and suppositories I have are out of date (08/2013).
They contain cinchocaine hydrochloride and hydrocortisone.
I will be able to see my gp in the middle of next week.
Can I use my leftover medicines till then? Will they do any harm?
Thanks for your advices in advance thanks.

Itssodifficult Sat 22-Mar-14 10:14:46


IHaveSeenMyHat Sat 22-Mar-14 10:23:50

I would use them.

Itssodifficult Sat 22-Mar-14 10:28:17

Really IHaveSeenMyHat smile, that's good news.
I was worried about the cortisone thing a bit, I know it is something strong.
Also, I don't keep suppositories in fridge, before expiry time I never bothered about this.

Megbeth Sat 22-Mar-14 10:28:37

I would phone a pharmacist for advice.

Itssodifficult Sat 22-Mar-14 10:41:38

I thought of asking a pharmacist but they will try to sell me something else which won't be much use to me. Proctosedyl works best with me.

Itssodifficult Sat 22-Mar-14 10:42:43

I wish I could be able to buy proctosedyl over the counter really.

Megbeth Sat 22-Mar-14 14:11:49

I think you get a month or so after the expiry date on meds but I'd say it would have 'gone off' by now. It probably wouldn't be effective if you used it.

Itssodifficult Sat 22-Mar-14 20:51:08

Thanks to everyone. You all gave me valuable advices.
I asked to pharmacists today, they said 6 months after expiry date could be ok.
So I don't think I'm going to use them and try to get new ones as soon as possible.
Thanks again. thanks

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