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Is out of date xanax ok to take?

I'm talking like 5 yrs old.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:22 PM on Sep. 19, 2009 in Health

Answers (6)
  • No medication, whether it be prescription or over the counter is safe to take after the expiration date.
    irishangel710

    Answer by irishangel710 at 6:25 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • After a year the active ingredient in any medicine just breaks down so I don't think it would work anyway. You could call a pharmacist to see but I don't think it's any good now
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 6:26 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • 5 years could probably make you ill.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:27 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • I don't think it will do anything bad - I just don't think it will work as well (or possibly at all). I'd call a pharmacy and ask.
    stepmom929

    Answer by stepmom929 at 7:08 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • What's the worst that could happen?


    Oh yeah....it could KILL you.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:44 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • Um, yes that would be bad, it could kill you. There is a reason meds expire. Why do you have meds sitting around that are that old? Go to the doctor and get a new prescription.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:52 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

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