Side Effects Of Accidentally Taking Expired Medicine?
, I accidentally took Paracetamol which has expired .. exp 201 Nov 201 so it’s been about 8 months the drug has expired, is it okay “?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Not only in medicine, in food and drinks, of course, it should not be consumed if it has passed its expiration date. This is because there could have been changes in the composition of chemicals that make the contents of food, drinks or drugs that are harmful to the body. In what form is the danger and how the body responds to it, it can vary from person to person.
But unfortunately indeed, if it's already consumed, nothing can be done to get it back from the body other than waiting for the natural processes by the organs in the body. You drink a lot of water, and be aware if there are symptoms that feel disturbing, such as nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and dizziness. If so, consult a doctor immediately to get further examination and treatment. But if it's not, there's nothing special you need to do and there's no need to worry too much.
In the future, if the drug is liquid, avoid storing it because when it is opened, the age will be much shorter. If the medicine is in the form of tablets or pills that are packaged one at a time, it can be stored, but don't cut the expiration date. And make sure you don't store it in a sun-exposed area, close to strong-smelling and cool objects. And make sure to always see the date every time you want to take medicine. So, hopefully answering your question.