Ex piration dating antibiotics

08 Aug

On over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, the expiration date is often printed on the label or carton under "EXP" or stamped without ink into the bottom of a bottle, carton, or the crimp of a tube. Is a medicine still safe to take after its expiration date?

Further research I've done suggests that many expiration dates are not necessarily "exact", but are rather based upon mere speculation and short term studies. Old son has been complaining about sinus pressure, has a runny nose and his ears bother him. ## If that is the expiration date listed on the label, it should be fine, but it is always best to double check with your doctor or pharmacist, and you should never medicate a child, unless their doctor confirms the presence of some issues requiring a medication. Is it safe for me to give him the amoxicillin I have? Thus, if it is past the listed expiration, you should dispose of it and take him to his doctor for a new prescription, if one is needed. However, if you did not finish the full course of treatment originally, that may be why the infection has returned. They start to lose potency after the expiration date and that creates the risk of developing antibiotic resistant bacteria. Concerning the expiration date, I personally wouldn't take expired antibiotics (unless it's only been a few months max), but do know that the dates listed are generally "arbitrary" and do not actua... The Clavulanic Acid helps to prevent the growth of bacteria, while the Amoxicillin fights the infection that is already there.

Often times drug companies only evaluate efficacy/safety up to a certain point; and in order to get consumers to continue purchasing... got aoxacillin 500 mg in japon 2011 Nov will they expire now in 2013 ## Hi Dee - there should be an expiration date on the original prescription container. Yes, it can go sour and, while it wouldn't actually be harmful, it could cause nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps, if taken once expired, as reported by the FDA. I have a bottle of liquid amoxicillin that he's had from a previous ear infection, 2016. The FDA lists the typical side effects of antibiotics as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash. It's a full bottle and I never opened it because I had two of them and only needed to use the one bottle. The FDA lists the typical side effects of antibiotics as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, drowsiness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Additionally, if you did not have the original underlying problem corrected, which caused the infection, that could also cause it to return. Additionally, that risk is greater if these are leftovers from an old prescription and you don't have enough to complete a full course of treatment. It is best to see your doctor for a new prescription.

This is different from the expiration date the manufacturer must use.

Beyond-use dates are shorter because the manufacturer's original container has been opened in the repackaging process and it’s often packaged in other than the original container, exposing the medicine to ambient atmospheric conditions.

My question is if the antibiotic says to discard after ten days and it's three days after the discard date is it still ok to give it to him. Pls help ## Dear Jane, did u just get the prescription, or was it an old one?

I have four children so please don't respond with a common sense answer like dress him better, if I put anymore clothes and hats and gloves and socks he would sweat a twin no lie. If it was an old one, u need 2 check the expiration date on it.

Expiration dates are typically conservative to make sure you get what you paid for—a fully potent and safe medicine.

For prescription medicines there is another date to be aware of, called the “beyond use date.” This is the date that pharmacists are required to place on prescription container labels when dispensing medications.

Anyway, you dig through your tack box and finally find a bottle of bute under one of the assorted colors of mismatched leg bandages that you keep. So the expiration date doesn’t really mean that the medication has become unsafe to use. Drug safety in the United States is the responsibility of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).