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Damn it I've been taking expired meds!

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by AcousticDoc, Nov 17, 2005.

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  1. AcousticDoc

    AcousticDoc Senior Member
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    I've been having sleep problems and have been taking Temazepam, a benzodiazepine, to help me sleep. Problem is I didn't realise the medicine expired 9 months ago. What sort of damage have I done to myself? I know taking some exp meds are ok, some just become ineffective but some also become dangerous since their structure can change. do you guys know if I just ****ed myself up?
     
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  3. dgroulx

    dgroulx Night Pharmacist
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    You're fine. The drug will slowly lose its potency over time. The expiration date is to insure full potency. If you're falling asleep from the Restoril, then it is still potent enough to work.
     
  4. AcousticDoc

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    thanks!!! I was scared I might have done brain damage or something :D
     
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    aaahaha! :laugh: you're funny! i've had that happen to me too, mine was otc theraflu, it's the only med i take when i get sick, it was like 2 yrs expired, but my pharm friend told me not to take it.. :(
     
  6. DrMom

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    please do not use the forums to get medical advice. closing.
     
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