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Clindamycin Expiration Date
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i was told that you can put the contents of what is inside a clindamycin capsule into a facial toner or cleanser and that this will help your acne clear up. it did work for me. but will expired clindamycin capsules work the same way? will it have side effects even if you just apply it on your face and not take it orally? ## Yes, it can still cause some side effects, though they are usually minimal, since you don't absorb a lot of it, but you could still experience nausea, diarrhea, non-allergic skin rash and skin irritation. In addition, you are creating the risk of developing antibiotic resistance, which may make them much less effective in the future. Have you tried just consulting your doctor to get something specifically formulated for topical use? ## I take Clindamycin prior to... ...
Updated 5 years ago in Clindamycin.
Fri, Aug 19 '11, 9:27 AM
clindamycin expiration date 05/08/2015
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Would it still be good to take for an upper respiratory infection after 05/08/2015? ## Medications do tend to lose efficacy over time, so there is a chance that it may no longer adequately kill of all bacteria to eradicate the infection, thus, it would be best to see your doctor for a new prescription. The FDA lists the typical antibiotic side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 11 months ago in Clindamycin.
Thu, Jan 21 '16, 11:26 AM
clindamycin expiration date/cold storage
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clindamycin expiration date/cold storage? ## If you are referring to the tablets, they are only good for one year from the date of prescribing, after that they should be disposed of. This is an antibiotic, which may cause side effects such as: nausea, drowsiness, skin rash and diarrhea. You can read more on it here: A liquid or cream formulation has a much shorter shelf-life. How old is the medication in question? ## THE LIQUID CLINDAMYCIN I HAVE IS FROM 3/22/2010. WHAT IS THE EFFECTS OF USING THIS OLD PRODUCT? ## I have clindamycin hcl 150 mg capstev since 2/10/2010 can they still be used? ## 4/1/2011 ...
Updated 3 years ago in Clindamycin.
Sat, Jul 20 '13, 6:40 AM
clindamycin phosphate gel expiration date
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Hello, I have a 1 year old clindamycin phosphate gel tube that I am considering using. My acne is acting up and I would like to know if it will still be effective if I use the gel one year later? Please advise. ## Hello, Melissa! How are you? It does not become dangerous, once expired, but it can start to lose effectiveness, so it would be best to see your doctor for a new prescription. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including skin redness, irritation, peeling, and dryness. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 1 month ago in Clindamycin.
Fri, Nov 25 '16, 10:13 PM
does clindamycin hcl have an expiration date
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have clindamycin hcl from 2008 is it safe to take ## Have clindamycin 150 mg cap from 1/07/2009, is it still safe to use? ## i have clindamycin 150mg kept in refrigerator is it still good?03/04/09 ## To cover these questions for other site users that may need to know the same information. If they the capsules have been in a bottle that was dispensed by your pharmacy, which exposed them to the elements, they have an expiration date of one year from the date you received them. After that time, they will start to degrade and will no longer be as effective. At that point, it's best to dispose of them, due to the risk of developing antibiotic resistance if you take them. Millie, were you asking about a liquid formulation? If so, those are only good for a week, they degrade very fast. If ... ...
Updated 2 days ago in Clindamycin.
Tue, Jan 17 '17, 1:59 PM
why does my clindamycin have an expiration date four years
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My prescription clindamycin has an expiration date of four years from today is that right? 300 mg ## Hello, Luna! How are you? Is it in a regular dispensing bottle from your pharmacy, or was it in the original factory bottle? The original factory sealed bottles have a longer expiration date, but that should change once it has been opened. Did you try asking your pharmacist? ## Thank you for your reply, it is a pharmacy bottle not a manufacture bottle. Why would a pharmacist after opening the manufacture bottle not calculate the life span of the clindamycin? ## Can Clindamycin HCL 300 be used one year past the use by date ## I have a bottle of clindamycin hcl 300 mg dated 1/20/12. My husband could not take them when they were prescribed because they made him sick. I have a severe tooth i... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Clindamycin.
Sun, Jul 26 '15, 10:54 AM
past expiration date
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Can I take Clindamycin HCL 300MG if it expired on 4/26/14? Thank you. ## Hi Dea, While some antibiotics like tetracycline can become toxic after they expire, my findings lead me to believe that Clindamycin doesn't and should also be fine having only been expired for 9 months. According to, Clindamycin has a shelf life of 15 months. There's also an article in the LA Times Newspaper (which you can find online) stating that researchers from the California Poison Control System, UC San Francisco and UC Irvine did a study investigating a variety of old drugs and concluded that many of them are still ok to take even up to 28-40 years after the listed expiration date! That said, I don't think you have anything to worry about as long as it was stored properly and not lef... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Clindamycin.
Sun, Jan 25 '15, 2:02 PM
clindamycin expiration info am i going to die 2013
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Iv been taking it its dated 2013 because icant aford the 60$ perscription for it n i need to have teeth pulled but i need to take the antibiotic first so am i poisoned. Am i gunna die thts realy all i need to know. Thankyou ## Hello, Karl! How are you? No, it won't kill you. However, medications do lose effectiveness over time, so it may not work as well as it did, when it was new. The best thing to do would be to dispose of it and pick up the new prescription. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this antibiotic as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Clindamycin.
Thu, Nov 19 '15, 12:17 PM
Clindamycin 150 Mg Cap Ranbaxy
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can it be used after discard date ## It does not become dangerous, after the expiration date, but it will lose efficacy, meaning it won't work as well to treat an infection as it did, when it was new. This does create the possibility of developing antibiotic resistance. Therefore, you should see your doctor for a new prescription. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I can't afford a doctor but exp was a year ago. Will they hurt me? Woke up with a tooth abscess and that's y they were given to me in the first place. Thank you.. Oh and are you medical staff? Thank u ...
Updated 3 years ago in Clindamycin.
Wed, Jul 03 '13, 12:35 PM
how long is clindamycin good for
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Hello I have some liquid clindamycin from 2 months ago and I was woundering if it was still good? About how long the shelf life of this product is? ## Hello, Melliss! How are you? What is the expiration date on it from your pharmacy? Liquids tend to degrade faster and usually have a very short shelf life, anywhere from 10 days to a month, in many cases. ## I have an ear ache. Can I take clindamycin I have from 9/2/2015? ## Antipyrine and Benzocaine ear drops works good for my earaches. It clear up my pain and fluid behind the ear drum ...
Updated 30 days ago in Clindamycin.
Tue, Dec 20 '16, 12:56 AM
how long is clindamycin good for?
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I have an abscess tooth and was given clindamyc in about a month ago and finished it. Now the swollen face and pain is back and I have a prescription from 10/2013. Is it still good? And safe to take? Can't get into the dentist till next week ## Hi Paula, If it were any other drug-class I might feel differently about how I answer this question, but when it comes to expired antibiotics specifically, I wouldn't encourage anyone to chance it. Because even if it is still good to a degree, the possibility off developing antibiotic resistant bacteria is always something you have to keep in mind... and the problem is that there's really no feasible way to know for certain if or how much it could've degraded since the expiration date. Have you considered looking into any other po... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Clindamycin.
Wed, Apr 15 '15, 9:12 PM
shelf life of clindamycin 150 capsules
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I have some clindamycin capsules from a year and 5 months ago, are they still good? ## Clindamycin loses effectiveness over time, which is why it has an expiration date of 1 year, once dispensed. After that time period, it may not completely clear up and infection and this creates the risk of developing antibiotic resistant bacteria. Have you consulted your doctor to get a new prescription? ## can I use outdated (2010) clindamycin 150 mg to treat a UTI infection? should I double up on the dosage since they loose their potiency please reply I have no health ins at the time and I know its a uti took a home test plus im almost 60 years old and have battled these things for years ## No you can´t. That medication has most likely lost any effect it once had ## You might try calling your ... ...
Updated 11 months ago in Clindamycin.
Fri, Jan 22 '16, 3:54 PM
Is It Safe To Use clindamycin Cream that had expired 4 months ago
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Can I use clindamycin cream 4 months after it expired? What will happen of I use this expired medicinep ## There's actually a lot of conflicting information around the topic of expired medication, but according to a Harvard Medical School family health article, except in rare cases (i.e. tetracycline), there is little chance of danger due to taking medications even up to 15 years beyond their expiration date. This conclusion was based upon a study conducted at the request of the US military due to stockpiles of expensive drugs they could otherwise need to replace every few years. The conclusion was that 90% of those drugs remained effective 10 - 15 years after the expiration date. But the question is whether or not the drug you have happens to be one of these drugs from the study...... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Clindamycin.
Tue, Sep 11 '12, 6:14 PM
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green pill ## how long does clindamycin safetly last after expiration date? ...
Updated 5 years ago in Clindamycin.
Mon, May 16 '11, 10:30 AM
My 8 day old had MRSA and was prescribed clindaycin
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my baby at 8 days old was diagnosed with MRSA in his eyes. We've been on iv antibiotics and when he was sent home he was prescribed clindamycin in an oral form. 2 1/2 ML for 5 days. Well the MRSA returned shortly after we finished the 5 days. So he is back on it for 10 days. My question is we are using the same bottle of clindamycin that is now 2 weeks old. Do we need to get a prescription for a new bottle of clindamycin? As you know MRSA is a nightmare and very hard to get rid of. I want him to be getting the best medication he can get. ## Hello, Jessica! How is your son doing? Most liquid medications do expire fairly quickly, but there should be an expiration date on the bottle to be sure. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizz... ...
Updated 10 months ago in Clindamycin.
Thu, Feb 25 '16, 11:58 AM

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