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Out of date Milbemax

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piggie88 Sat 11-Aug-18 22:57:42

Hoping there’s a vet on here or anyone who may have done similar and can reassure us!

Accidentally just given our dog a chewable Milbemax worming tablet that was out of date. Meant to give her Bravecto for fleas but it was on a different place in the cupboard to the other pet stuff so just picked up the Milbemax assuming that was the flea tablet! Didn’t notice until after she’d eaten it that it was out of date and then noticed it wasn’t even the flea one anyway!

Will she be okay that it was out of date and also, is it okay to give her the Bravecto now or not?

Thank you

FannyCornforth Sat 11-Aug-18 23:02:50

Hello, I'm no expert, but I don't think there's a problem. I think the best before dates on pet medicine are there for the same reason as human meds. Medicine just looses potency after a while, and may not work as well after a certain time. I don't think that it becomes dangerous to take.

piggie88 Sat 11-Aug-18 23:07:41

Thank you!

PUPupTheJam Mon 13-Aug-18 18:03:44

I know this is a few days old but my at gave me out of date, by almost a year, meds for my pet for free. She said they won't be any less effective they just aren't allowed to sell them after the date!
So should be fine.

FannyCornforth Mon 13-Aug-18 18:08:56

Oh! That's interesting/odd...

PUPupTheJam Mon 13-Aug-18 18:23:15

It was antibiotics. I needed it in a liquid form and it usually comes in tablet.
She found it in the meds cupboard and it cleared up the problem in days.

FannyCornforth Mon 13-Aug-18 18:29:07

I wonder why they put the date on then. A lot of stuff must get wasted due to this.

piggie88 Mon 13-Aug-18 22:53:36

Oh that is odd, does seem pointless putting the date on. Thank you for your reply. The dog has been fine so no harm done.

BiteyShark Tue 14-Aug-18 05:49:18

I thought it was the same as human medicine as they couldn't guarantee that the active ingredients are fully potent so whilst it will probably still work it could have lost some of its potency.

FannyCornforth Tue 14-Aug-18 07:12:10

Yes, that's my understanding too. In fact my husband (who is on a lot of medication) has found this to be the case.

FannyCornforth Tue 14-Aug-18 07:12:44

Ps. Good that ddog is okay!

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