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My son is on says take for 14 days but bottle says discard after 10 days...what do I do.

The pharmacy said that I could give it the 14 why does it say to discard after 10 in big red letters?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:21 PM on Dec. 1, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • It is usually given in a 10 day dosage and they don't want you keeping it past the time you are supposed to give it. It won't go bad that quickly though. Give it for the full 14 days.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:33 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • Give it the full 14 as directed.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 4:53 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • Give it for the 14 days, it should be fine. If you are really worried call the doctor.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 8:50 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • Thanks, doctor is in Africa until the first of the year.....

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:42 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • The pharmacists know medicine better then the doctors. I'd say that if they said 14 is ok, then 14 is ok.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:40 AM on Dec. 7, 2009

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