Ok To Take 2 Year Expired Cheratussin Ac

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mlbp Says:

Found my old bottle but expired July 2012.. is it OK to take it?

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Verwon Says:

Liquids have a much shorter shelf life, because they tend to degrade faster than other forms of medications and they can also turn rancid, which could make you ill.

Thus, it would be best to just dispose of it.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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deb Says:

it is fine sorry i didn't see this before. I have saved mined up to 4 yrs. & it worked.... I work for a chemist & he told me aspirin integrity stays intact 30 yrs. However this is NOT the formula for all drugs, but from personal exp. my cough med, stayed intact fine. Ever notice on all drugs now-a-days says expires in one year. what a miracle that everything goes bad in 12 months at the same time.

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Pashta Says:

We have the same thing, 2 year old Ceratussin AC and hubby took it in the middle of the night not realizing it was "expired". It worked. Stopped his cough and no ill effects, so it should be fine.

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Gracie Says:

Is it bad if I take expired guaiatussin? It says use before 12/8/2015.

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Lionel Says:

Is it ok to take doses of my cough med chertussin a.c.. Filled on 4 -21-15

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Brown sugar Says:

Just wanted to know if I can I still take this medicine after the due date the 05-31-16

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Gin Fal Says:

Re: Lionel (# 5) Expand Referenced Message

I took some that expired in 2012, smelled and looked ok and it helped my cough. But can't recommend that for everyone. LoL, thinking being stored in dark med cabinet made a difference.

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Forrest Says:

I took 2 teaspoons of Cheratussin AC Syrup which was 3 years, 6 months past its expiration date. Two hours later I had coughing spasms which kept me from breathing. I thought I would pass out.

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