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Is it ok to take expired ibuprofen?

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No. Do not use any medications after they expire. All medications expire, even aspirin and cold medicine. When a medication expires it may become less effective or totally ineffective, or it may even degrade to a point where it is dangerous to take. Any comments?

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  1. Pearlie says:

    from advil's website: http://www.advil.ca/content/faq/advil.asp. Should I take Advil that has expired? The expiry dating on the product reflects the stability of the

  2. Alva says:

    No, nothing bad will happen. It just starts losing its effectiveness after the expiration date. No worries friend.

  3. Maud says:

    what happens if i take expired ibuprofen 200 mg? 2 pills? i got my tungle feeling strange the next morning, feels like gum instead of skin and hurts too !!! :

  4. Keeley 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/If+the+date+on+the+bottle+of+ibuprofen+is+expired+is+the+drug+still+good

  5. Santina says:

    nothing bad it will just lose potency so it wont be as effective. More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_happens_when_you_take_expired_ibuprofen_800

  6. Marilu says:

    By taking an expired Ibuprofen, there is a high risk of gastrointestinal upset which may lead to ulcer and can induce bleeding. More:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-would-happen-if-you-take-an-expired-ibuprofen

  7. Gertrude says:

    Feb 4, 2009 What happens if i take expired ibuprofen 200 mg? 2 pills? In other words it may still work but, not as good as it once would have been.

  8. Dee says:

    When medicine has expired, it's important to dispose of it, no matter how expensive it might Chemical changes can take place after the expiration date making it useless or even toxic. What Receipts Are Safe to Throw Away Vs. Shred? Detail:http://www.ehow.com/how_4593147_throw-away-expired-prescription-medicine.html

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