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Do antibiotics really expire?

I have Cipro for what I think is Diverticulitis.  The antibiotic I have says it expired 10 months ago.  Do I need to get new meds?

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I have to say that medications are not the same as milk. They won't sour in most cases, but beyond their expiration date, they may lose some potency, especially if they have not be stored properly. Your Cipro may be okay, but I would advise you to check with your pharmacist first.

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