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What are the repercussions of taking an expired antibiotic?

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Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein

General Surgeon

Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Friend gave her husband 25 mg dose for nausea and vomiting post surgery of two days. The Rx was expired by two years
Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
no serious side effects expected

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to HCM.

If nothing happened soon after intake then you dont need to expect anything later. These are not medications that can cause side effects when expired. However, if he experience any unusual symptoms, he should see doctor. Wish yo good health. Regards
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