What Happens To Your Body When You Take Expired Medicine

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Medicines come with expiry dates to notify users when best to use them and when they are unsafe to use. But what happens to the body when you mistakenly ingest drugs that have expired? From foods to drinks and every packaged edible, including drugs, consumers are encouraged not to consume anything that is out of date. This is for the sake of safety. In 1979, the US Food and Drug and Drug Administration (FDA) started requiring that drug makers put an expiry date on prescription and over-the-counter medicines.3 The expiry date is crucial for deciding whether a drug still works as intended or not. A drug’s expiry date is usually found printed on the label or stamped on the carton or bottle. People must be careful to check for expiry dates before purchasing drugs as using expired medicines is risky and can cause harm to the health.

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