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out of date medication

(9 Posts)
olivo Sun 11-Oct-09 20:46:41

would you take a sleeping tablet that went out of date in sept 2009?

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sun 11-Oct-09 20:53:33

Yes.

onepieceoflollipop Sun 11-Oct-09 20:54:17

Yes I would.

kreecherlivesupstairs Mon 12-Oct-09 09:15:12

Probably not. Although it's largely irrelevant now, you either did or didn't.

PumpkinsCantDanceTheTango Mon 12-Oct-09 09:17:48

Yes

olivo Mon 12-Oct-09 09:58:35

thank you -it was for DH. he did, he was fine and he slept!!
i just wanted the mumsnet wisdom as i'm a worrier!

kreecherlivesupstairs Mon 12-Oct-09 10:23:05

I am not sure , but I think i remember my GP telling me that the ingredients in drugs either change or become ineffective after a time.

juggling Mon 12-Oct-09 11:12:16

Probably not as medication degrades rendering it inefficent and as kreecher says they can change.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Mon 12-Oct-09 17:24:29

Had it been months out of date, I'd have said no - but these things often have a shelf-life of 3 - 5 years, so less than a fortnight "past it" isn't going to be much of a big deal.

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