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pamyla
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Hi all, I've run out of omnicef and the mail order has been delayed [Frown] I found some old samples of it, but they expired in Feb 08. Does anyone know if it would be ok to take these? I expect the mail order to arrive in the next day or two.

Thanks for any advice.
Pam

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"Generally, expiration dates have been set by pharmaceutical companies,
based on their internal tests of the longest period of time that a
medication is known to be effective. Based on other studies,
medications probably continue to be effective at least one to two
years after the expiration date, and maybe as long as 10 to 15 years
later. Medications do retain their effectiveness longer if they are
kept unopened or unexposed to humid air.

The only report of harm coming from the ingestion of an expired
medication was with tetracycline many years ago. So, it's probably
safe to take an expired medication, but not if it's a prescription
medication that has expired..."


I found that after doing a google search.

First link that popped up, hope it helps.
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/607700.html

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I'd take it. The expiration date was less than a year ago, and most prescriptions are good for at least a few years after the posted expiration date.

As Barby's post stated, most medications just lose their effectiveness over time. I suspect (but have no idea) that some may become toxic after many years, but you should be ok with such a recent expiration date.

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Thanks for the fast replies! I appreciate it [Smile]

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