Expiration dates on products, whether it is medication or food, are printed on the package for a reason. It is to protect you from damaging your body (making you ill), and to let you know that the product will no longer be effective. We wouldn't drink milk that is 2 weeks past its expiration, so why would you want to take Advil 2 weeks past the expiration? Advil is used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. You would not want to extend your symptoms due to taking an expired ineffective product. Nor would you want to guess at how many tablets you have to take to get an effective dose, increasing the possibility of toxicity and side effects.
This is not a gray situation. It is black and white. Either the medication is safe to take or not. If the medication has expired, please do not ingest it. Instead, work with your pharmacy or local police department on how to dispose of expired medication.
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