Use Of The Drug 4 Months After The Expiration Date?
rimactazid drug 450/300 can it still be used if the exp is 4 months and now is 5 months for a period of 1 month, the doctor said it is not a problem for a while is it true?
The drug you mentioned is a combination antibiotic drug rifampin and isoniazid which is used for several cases such as tuberculosis or leprosy where this drug needs to be taken on a precise schedule and it is necessary to use drugs that are also good so that the infection can be treated.
An expired drug by itself does not mean to be poisonous but it can mean that if it has passed its useful life the drug may become ineffective due to reduced potency. In this case being an antibiotic can have the possibility of causing failure to treat the infection if the potency decreases as it has passed its validity period. In addition, because of the reduced potency, it can cause other more serious problems, namely antibiotic resistance.
For this reason, you should use drugs that are still within the time limit of their use so that the drug's ability can be trusted and can treat problems properly.
Also read the article about the rules for disposing of expired drugs.
May be useful,
dr. Adhi P.