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Yes, cough syrups expires. There should be an expiration date on the bottle. Expired medications lose their effectiveness. ! Any comments?

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  1. Cassondra says:

    What happens if you take expired cough syrup? In: Medication and Drugs categories]. Answer: Improve. Answer: One or more of the following: A. It will taste

  2. Margareta says:

    Like the other guy said, I take no responsibility if something bad happens -however, typically when meds expire, they only loose their potency. I took some motrin that was 4 years expired a couple of months ago at my aunts house -and Im still able to type.

  3. Reiko says:

    Does Hydrocodone cough syrup expire? I have a bottle of “Discard After: 5/25/05.” My sister tried a little Hydrocodone cough syrup which says bit and said it was just fine.

  4. Laree says:

    : One or more of the following: A. It will taste bad, probably worse than it usually does B. It will not work as effectively C. Depending on what you kind of cough syrup you are taking, it could upset your stomach, potentially stomach cramp… More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_happens_if_you_take_expired_cough_syrup

  5. Susy says:

    well most likely you would have epileptic seizures and then lapse into a coma lasting maybe 1-3 years. other side effects may include: Sudden Death, Mental Disorders, Schizophrenia, Inability to psychologically function, and possibility of … More:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090426220046AAxtZmA

  6. Trudy says:

    Some medications will decrease in potency, others will increase in toxicity. You could wind up with severe food poisoning symptons More:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-happens-if-you-drink-expired-cough-syrup

  7. Jan says:

    Never take medication past the expiration date. If you have a cough, try applying Vick’s on the soles of your feet and covering with socks. As fantastic as it sounds, it’s supposed to stop a cough within 5 minutes or so. I can’t say from ex

  8. Alona says:

    The expiry date is a guarantee by the manufacturer that the medicine's active be dangerous for children, for example, if a cough syrup does not control fever. Detail:http://www.ehow.com/info_8221252_taking-expired-otc-drugs.html

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