Drug Expired Date?
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It is better if the drug is consumed far from the expiration date, usually 2-3 years after production, or it can be up to 5 years. Syrups usually require discarding if they do not run out as soon as possible, or there is a limit of one month. The expiry date is written to ensure safety and efficacy before the expiry date. After that, its safety and properties are no longer certain, it might even endanger its users.
If it says August 2018, it should not be used starting from August 2018. Even though there is no change in shape, color or smell, its safety and benefits are no longer guaranteed. In addition, it could be that the drug has been exposed to changes in temperature, air, sunlight and so on that make changes to the drug. So, it's best if you need medicine, consult a doctor so you can get new drugs according to the disease.
Also read: Throwing out expired drugs