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Is it dangerous to take expired ibuprofen?

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It is best not to take expired medicines. They can either deteriorate or become dangerous. Keep on ing! Any comments?

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  1. Suzanna says:

    Severe GI bleeding or kidney failure can result at levels well below those that are known to be safe in humans. What happens when you take expired ibuprofen

  2. Davina says:

    The potency degrades, get some new stuff…you dont want to mess with drugs!

  3. Pam says:

    Is 2 yr old Ibuprofen ok to take (expired July, 2007)? I have Rite Aid Ibuprofen, 200 mg. It expired July, 2007. Is it still OK to take it?

  4. Kirstie says:

    With the rising cost of medicines and prescriptions these days, many people are risking their health to save a few dollars by taking medications that have passed their expiration date. While this might save money in the short term, there ar… More:http://www.ehow.com/about_5084973_dangers-taking-expired-medications.html

  5. Emilie says:

    Precautions The expiration date is a guarantee from the manufacturer that the drug will retain its full chemical composition and remain safe for use through that date, but medical officials concede that that doesn’t necessarily mean the dru… More:http://www.ehow.com/facts_6182661_dangers-using-expired-viagra_.html?ref=Track2&utm_source=ask

  6. Lacey says:

    After the expiration date, it should no longer be used. Drug molecules degrade over time, and chances are the concentration of drug in there is depleted. More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How+long+can+you+use+Ibuprofen+after+the+expiration+date

  7. Nikole says:

    from advil’s website: http://www.advil.ca/content/faq/advil.asp. Should I take Advil that has expired? Yes, with few exceptions, most expired meds are safe.

  8. Milly says:

    Buffered aspirin is safe to administer to your dog for pain and inflammation associated with arthritis or injury. It isn't safe to use expired heartworm medication or any other type of expired medication for dogs. Ibuprofen Intoxication in Dogs Detail:http://www.ehow.com/about_5035181_human-medications-safe-dogs.html

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