My fiance takes doxycylcine hyclate for acne. She recently turned 23, and was kicked off of her dads insurance, so she has no health insurance. She ran out of her meds a few days ago. Our wedding is in 2 weeks, and she really doesn't want to break out before then. She has some doxycycline hyclate that expired may 2012. Is this safe to take?
How are you? The expiration date or final day that the manufacturer guarantees the full potency and safety of a medication is estimated using stability testing as determined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Drug products marketed in the US typically have an expiration that extends from 12 to 60 months from the time of manufacturer but many factors such as actual drug ingredients, presence of preservatives, temperature fluctuations, light, humidity, and other storage conditions such as if the container was opened are important considerations. Also, reaction to such medications vary from one person to another. If the wedding is only 2 weeks away, it is best that she does not take the risk and check with her doctor for proper management. Take care and best regards.
Expired doxycycline is not safe to use and can lead to potential side effects aside the medication not being effective. It is not advised to consume the expired medication.
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