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What are the repercussion of using expired Mupirocin ointment?

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Posted on Fri, 21 Apr 2017
Question: I have Mupirocin Ointment 2% that I was prescribed for me in August. Would this be alright?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (41 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
depends on the expiration date

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

It would depend on the expiration date on the cream. The expiration date is usually printed on the ointment itself or on the box.

If it has not expired, or it (the expiration date) has passed less than 3 months ago, then you can use it.

If you are not sure of the expiration date, then it would be best to get a new product

I hope this helps , feel free to ask any other questions
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What are the repercussion of using expired Mupirocin ointment?

Brief Answer: depends on the expiration date Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic It would depend on the expiration date on the cream. The expiration date is usually printed on the ointment itself or on the box. If it has not expired, or it (the expiration date) has passed less than 3 months ago, then you can use it. If you are not sure of the expiration date, then it would be best to get a new product I hope this helps , feel free to ask any other questions