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What happens if you give an expired antibiotic to a dog?
While it may not directly cause harm, using an expired drug may have some negative effects including: Contribution to problems, such as antibiotic resistance (hint: you should never have leftover antibiotics if using as prescribed) Often when people utilize old medications, they are doing so without guidance from a veterinarian.
Is it safe to take antibiotics after the expiration date?
Certain expired medications are at risk of bacterial growth and sub-potent antibiotics can fail to treat infections, leading to more serious illnesses and antibiotic resistance. 鈥淥nce the expiration date has passed there is no guarantee that the medicine will be safe and effective,鈥?says Bernstein. 鈥淚f your medicine has expired, do not use it.鈥?
Do pet medications expire?
All medications that we prescribe to our patients come with an expiration date. Typically, this date is clearly stamped or printed on the container provided by the manufacturer. When we dispense a medication for your pet, an expiration date is also printed on the prescription label.
Is it safe to use expired medications?
If a medication is past the expiration date determined by the manufacturer, it is best not to use it. While it may not directly cause harm, using an expired drug may have some negative effects including: