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KarishBHR
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(02-06-2007, 03:11 AM)
I live in a college dorm and I just went room to room looking for NyQuil for my cold. The expiration date was 11/24/2006 (which happens to be my birthday, maybe a good sign).

Is this ok or not to take?
themadcowtipper
Smells faintly of rancid stilton.
(02-06-2007, 03:12 AM)
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No You will Die By anal Bleeding....


















































or Not....
Adam Blade
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(02-06-2007, 03:13 AM)
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Robitussin is better.

/Chris Rock's Mom
livestOne
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(02-06-2007, 03:24 AM)
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Sure you can still take it nothing will happen... (literally)

Expiration dates are there to tell you when the chemicals will stop working.
Javaman
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(02-06-2007, 03:27 AM)
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If it's been kept cool, sure, why not. They probably have a little leeway time in the expiration date. On the other hand, if it's been kept in the sun-- KERPOW.

Note-IANAD nor do I play one on TV.
themadcowtipper
Smells faintly of rancid stilton.
(02-06-2007, 03:28 AM)
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http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/30942
Nerevar
they call me "Man Gravy".
(02-06-2007, 03:28 AM)
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I'm pretty sure White Man took some that expired years ago a little while back on his Christmas trip. He's still alive as far as I can tell, so go for it.
Tarazet
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(02-06-2007, 03:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by livestOne

Sure you can still take it nothing will happen... (literally)

Expiration dates are there to tell you when the chemicals will stop working.

...Except the alcohol.
Javaman
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(02-06-2007, 03:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by themadcowtipper

http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/30942

:lol :lol :lol

Originally Posted by link

We have never had a bad experience with a good vintage Nyquil. I suggest a 2002 Bergen County Red, or the 2001 Manhatten Green for a good bottle. In fact, generic CBS or Duane Eddy makes a fine Nyquil, with a decidely fruity bouquet that can sit for years and still cure the sniffles.

Miguel
(02-06-2007, 03:39 AM)
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Ask White Man
livestOne
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(02-06-2007, 03:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by sonarrat

...Except the alcohol.

you've tried this before haven't you? ;)
Mr. Rellik
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(02-06-2007, 04:57 AM)
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ahem. Some drugs don't stop working when they expire some actually get stronger. Nyquil should be safe to take even expired as i believe it's best effect is from alcohol
disappeared
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(02-06-2007, 04:58 AM)
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Do it. Be a man.
Segata Sanshiro
(02-06-2007, 05:30 AM)
If you don't I will, by gum!
whytemyke
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(02-06-2007, 05:39 AM)
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I pretty much ignore experiation dates on medicine. mainly because i've taken pills where the expiration date is 6 months after I get them yet I ingest them 2 years after that and they still work like they did when they were new.

my mom, who's a nurse and works with multiple pharmaceutical reps, has told me the same thing-- they're there primarily for the doctor's liability, so some asshole doesn't get a headache, get prescribed something, and then use it again in a year if they get another headache. it's so they go back to the doc, cuz it might be important if it turns chronic. stuff like that. plus, it doesn't hurt the bottom line of pharmaceutical companies if people come in and get new pills every six months or so. I'm not trying to say some "conspiracy theory" but business is business and if Pfizer doesn't make money off of HMO's constantly paying them money, they don't have money to spend on researching important things, like cancer or erectile dysfunction.

however, that's with prescription drugs, not over the counter stuff. so I have no idea.
valparaiso
I had an Al Sharpton friend...Once! Well not a friend really, but we talked a few times. Well one time. Well I yelled out my window "GET OFF MY LAWN!"
(02-06-2007, 05:40 AM)
drugs don't expire until 5/10 years after the expiration date on the package. if they don't get sold before the exp. date or you take them to the chemist's to be recycled they get sent to africa or developing countries to be used there. the exp. date thingy is just to keep the market moving and make room for new products.

so yes, you can take that nyquil.
Phoenix
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(02-06-2007, 06:14 AM)
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You're in a dorm. Surely someone, perhaps an RA, has some Nyquil you can take or has access to other medicnes for you to use.

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