The last time I did this was 3 years ago about this time of the year. We remodeled our bathroom and got rid of our old cabinet so I had to clean it all out. I found stuff in there that was 3 and 4 years past the expiration date. So here is this good question. Are Medication expiration dates accurate?
As we’re watching the show Paul turns to me and says “see, I told you they were still good” because they were saying that most of the time they think stuff like this will still be good for many years after the expiration date and the main reason there isn’t a longer date is because there haven’t been any studies on it after that many years that they put on the bottles or tubes.
To which I responded, “would you really want to take that chance? When you’re really sick, do you want to take the change that the Dristan won’t make you feel better? Or the Cortaid won’t take your itch away if it’s 4 years old? Would you really want to risk it? This stuff isn’t really that expensive.”
So it brings me to the question, how often do you go in and clean out your medicine cabinet? Do you look at the dates on that stuff or do you let it go?