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Is it dangerous to take an expired prescription drug, like a muscle relaxer ?
Random & Fun / 9:36 AM - Wednesday February 10, 2010

Is it dangerous to take an expired prescription drug, like a muscle relaxer ?


- Asked by Female, 29-35

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Yes little one that is perfectly fine but I suggest if you want to relax your muscles just rest on the couch and watch Family Feud.

- Response by darkpyramid, A Rebel, Male, 36-45, Houston, Self-Employed

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An expired muscle relaxer isn't dangerous to take but depending on how long it is out of expiration it may not be as effective as before.

- Response by Female, 46-55, Who Cares?

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no as they do not go bad but the makers of them and the doctors would like us to throw them away and go give them more money

- Response by bigcurt, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 56-65, Pittsburgh, Self-Employed

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Not really dangerous. The medication loses its potency after a while so will only be half effective.

- Response by curiouscat67, Female, 46-55

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It can be. The fact that it has an expiration date means something. In some cases, it may just lose its effectiveness over time. In other cases, I suppose it's possible that the drug could degrade over time into something harmful.

- Response by mikehug, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 46-55, Cleveland

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It's not dangerous but there is a possibility it won't work, you'll be left with pain and you won't be able to take anything else because you took a muscle relaxer. Prescription drugs lose potency after the expiration date and are less likely to work well.

- Response by houseworkmakesyaugly, A Mom of Tweens, Female, 36-45

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