My Lexapro (10mg) expired on 11/29/05. I have 9 pills left. What will happen if I take all 9? I read a few sites, and they can't seem to agree whether taking expired meds is OK or not. Does anyone know for sure with Lexapro? Also, is 90mg too much for one dosage?
Can I Take Expired Lexapro?
probably not best to take expired drugs, the date is ther for a reason, like helms said, go the docs and get some new ones that are in date
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I wouldn't take an expired drug. Who knows what the side effects might be from them.
Might not be as effective, might be poisonous, or maybe just the drug manufacturers trying to make a buck...but why chance it?
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I assume you didn't mean that you were thinking of taking them all at once.
Prescriptions normally have an expiration date a year after their filled, regardless of what the bottle the pharmacist uses to fill your prescription says. It's kind of bogus. I wouldn't worry about taking most drugs a few weeks or months after they expired, if they were stored well. (Storage in the medicine cabinet in the bathroom is not good, for instance.)
I would not take a drug that expired a 1 1/2 years ago. And what are you doing taking an old antidepressant? You need to be under a doctor's care, and 9 pills won't have a therapeutic effect anyway. Anyone who told you what dose to take would be stupid, even if they actually knew anything about you.
If you're chronically depressed, you need to see a doctor.
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