Ask The Doctor > Questions & Answers > Can I take my omitted I have a bad migrian

Can I take my omitted I have a bad migrian

Patient: Can I take my omitted I have a bad migrian and its expired2012 it’s in its original package and a zip lock

 

 

Doctor: HiThank you for the question.The expiration date is the final day that the manufacturer guarantees the full poten cy and safety of a medication. The problem with an expired drug can be:1. A reduced content of the active ingredient: This usually is not an issue, for example in the case of an analgesic or a multivitamin. However, it becomes a problem in the case of drugs like antibiotics (plasma concentration below MIC – leading to resistance) or hormones (thyroxine, OCPs, etc) or drugs like digoxin or antiarrhythmics.2. Formation/generation of toxic metabolites: though this list is small, it is important in case of drugs like tetracyclines that are still widely used in under-developed countries due to their low cost.It is better to not use those drugs. It might lead you to severe problems. I hope this will help you. Take care.

 


 

 
Ask The Doctor
    Ask The Doctor
Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

Book Appointment