Expired Ear Drops

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Clarisa Says:
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I have expired ear drops that are two months expired and I was wondering if I could still use them?

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Clarisa! How are you?

It would be best to dispose of them and see your doctor for a new prescription, if needed.

Liquids tend to degrade and go bad much faster than other formulations, so using them once expired is just a bad idea, as reported by the NIH.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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Vamshi Says:

My left ear got blocked after i have taken expired ear drops which got expired 2 months ago. Any help or sugggestions

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jay Says:
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So how r u feeling now?? Because the se thing happened to me after taking expired drops..

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jay Says:
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So should i go see a Dr. Because my ear is cloged now

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jay Says:
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How r u feeling now because the Same thing happened to me n now my rar is cloged.

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jay Says:
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I used expired eardrops and now my ear is clogged is there something i can do?

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Taylor Says:
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I have swim ear and i really need something but my dad only has expired ear drops

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Shally Says:
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I have ciprodex that expired 2016/04. Can I still use them?

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Shhelby Says:
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I ear drops that expire 07/2019 and only were used like once 2 years ago. Are they still safe to use even though they've been open for 2 years? The ear drops look kind of slimy.. I don't know if that's the word I'm looking for though. TIA

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Smarty Sam Says:
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Re: Shhelby (# 9)

Ummmm I wouldn’t use those if I were you.... doesn’t seem very safe to me...

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Coyote Says:
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It seems like it would be a smart idea to dispose of it and buy a new bottle. However, there is no evidence to support that the expired ear drops are unsafe to take, or that they degrade over time.


At worst, I don't think using expired ear drops would really be unsafe, as much as it would just not work. I also believe expiry dates are used as a marketing tool to get you to buy more.

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