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What happens if you use expired medication?

 

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Great question. Medications will work properly when stored in an environment away from light, heat, and moisture. Medications improperly stored can expire before the expiration date. Using expired medication is very risky. Expired medications are not only less potent, but some medications become toxic when used beyond the expiration date. Taking expired drugs can cause an unwanted visit to the emergency department as well having an unnecessary medical bill.

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