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Old 01-18-2014, 01:07 PM   #21
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About the only thing I use is ibuprofen and not very often. So yes it is likely to be past the expiry date cause I don't use up the bottle in the time allowed by the expiry date.

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Old 01-24-2014, 09:54 PM   #22
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Yes. I wonder if its potency is ok if it's more than 2 years past its date, but less than 2 over I consider I'm probably just cutting into the safety factor and its still prob good.

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I took a decongestant that expired in Feb 2010 about 90 minutes ago. It seems to be working and I haven't started hallucinating yet. Really, what's the worst that could happen?
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:38 PM   #24
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I will eat food up to 2 years beyond the "best used by" date and OTC medicines up to 1 year beyond. I try not to buy stuff that will expire before I use it but do admit to having too much low cal salad dressing for the diet that never came to pass

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