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Are medicines effective and safe if consumed in the month of expiry date ?

Hi, My baby is 2 yrs old , She has throat infection as she is crying a lot , Doctor suggested phenergan, After giving her Phenergan I realised that its expiry is Jul 11. Is it fine to if its expiry is in July
Asked On : Sun, 26 Jun 2011
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Yes, there is no problem because it is not expired as yet.


Dr. Ritu Sandhu
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Answered: Sun, 26 Jun 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware's  Response
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The medicine on shelf can be used untill 1 month before expiry and it should be discarded but since you have given the medicine which is supposed to expire in July your baby should not suffer any problem.For future remember few things once opened do not use medicines more than 2 months old in oral preparation;one month in case of eye and ear drops.The expiry is for the medicine which is packed and has company seal and it should not be considered once opened.Presently do not worry nothing will happen to your child.
Answered: Mon, 27 Jun 2011
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