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Are expired Glycerin suppositories safe to use?

Is it ok to use glycerin suppositories after their expiration date? The package was still sealed and when I opened it the liquid is still clear. They are the Pedia-Lax brand and I was planning to use it for my 9 year ols daughter who weighs about 60 lbs.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

If the expiration is within past 15 to 30 days, you can have still potency and efficacy of the suppository if beyond that period then there is no meaning to use it.

Wishing her fine recovery.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel
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