I had similar thing with my 11 year old a couple of weeks ago, and I did go to collect it. It has a long shelf life until 2013, so I thought it was worth it, having spoken to my doctor. I gave him one dose which made him sick, so decided to see how he was the next morning. By then his temperature was going down with doses of Calpol, so I didn't give any more, but have it in the cupboard in case. Hope she feels better soon.