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Expired meds?

Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by WhyMeWhy, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. WhyMeWhy

    WhyMeWhy Well-Known Member

    What happens to meds after they expire? Are they simply lessened in effect? Or does the chemical composition change, making them potentially deadly? My meds expired 2 years ago +.... but I may need them for my headaches. :sad:
  2. ~PinkElephants~

    ~PinkElephants~ Senior member

    I don't think they become deadly but I think the effects of the medication might not be as strong. I'm not sure if they go bad at all..I mean liquid stuff yeah but generally pills don't.

    Not sure though...sorry :hug:

    can you get updated scrip?
  3. WhyMeWhy

    WhyMeWhy Well-Known Member

    I can take them to my doc yes. But generally docs switch you off of strong meds for awhile to avoid potential addiction..... my expired meds also have a calming effect, which I desperately need. Ibuprophen 800 will simply not do.... so I'm stuck.... don't know what to do.... I mean, what if they make me sick or something? :unsure:
  4. ~PinkElephants~

    ~PinkElephants~ Senior member

    what kind of medication is it? do a search on it on google maybe?
  5. WhyMeWhy

    WhyMeWhy Well-Known Member

    I'll just go to a pharmacy & ask them.... they should know.

    It's a potentially addictive med called Fiorinol, used to treat migraines
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