is it safe to take pills after expiration date?

Discussion in 'Pharmaceuticals' started by Rugor, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Rugor

    Rugor Senior Member

    Well I have these pills that say mylan 155 on them and they expired in 05. So if I take them will something bad happen? and are these pills even worth abusing they are mild pain killers?
  2. MiNdTrIp

    MiNdTrIp Member

    it'll be safe to use them, but 3 years after the expiration date I doubt you'll feel anything. especially if its a mild pain killer. it'll be better just to buy some weed than take those.
  3. def zeppelin

    def zeppelin All connected

    I once asked my doctor this type of question and she told me that the drug would just be less potent.

    You should double-check just in case, though.
  4. kudosdc

    kudosdc Member

    Some drugs are basically unchanged by time, some will lose their potency. Almost all drugs, if stored in a dry, dark & cool place will be good years after they "expire."

    One Warning: Tetracycline type antibiotics, including Doxycycline, degrade into very dangerous chemicals that can cause fatal kidney failure and they should never be used past expiration. As a rule, these drugs' names end with -cycline.

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