Is Albendazole Worm Medicine Still Effective Almost Out Of Date?
… I take ALBENDAZOLE worm medicine which is 10 days out of date … is it still effective for consumption?
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Writing an expiration date on a product was originally a policy made by the FDA that requires each manufacturer to write an expiration date on each food and drug.
Laying the expiration date will make someone think that medicine / food is not suitable for consumption after passing the expiration date.
However, this date does not always indicate that the drug is no longer suitable for consumption after that date.
The expired information turns out to be the deadline for the manufacturer to be willing to guarantee that the medicinal product is still feasible and safe for consumption, even though it may be within a few days, months, even years later that the drug can still be and safely used.
Some studies also even prove, some types of drugs are still effectively used after passing the expiration date.
However, because after the expiration date it cannot be predicted when the drug is damaged, it is still better that the drug is consumed before the expiration date, because the producers are still brave to guarantee before that date that the drug is still good and effective in use.
In addition, the damage or failure of the drug can also be affected by improper storage, temperature, wrong humidity can damage the drug faster, even before the expiration date.
So, regarding drugs that have not passed the expiration date that you will consume, it should be classified as safe as long as it has been stored appropriately in accordance with the instructions listed on the packaging.
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