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Is It Safe To Take Nsaids Past The Expiration Date

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Nutrition

...carefully. Don't eat raw or undercooked eggs or meat, and clean up juices from raw meat quickly. Keep leftovers refrigerated and eat them within three days. Check the expiration date on foods. Don't buy them or eat them if they're outdated. Some germs are spread through tap water. If your public water supply isn't totally pure, drink bottled water. What About Supplements? Some people find it difficult to go shopping and prepare meals all...
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I Just Combined Expired Reyetaz with New Rey . . .

The expired bottle was over about 6 months ago. I was planning to drive down to So. FLA for 2 months and wanted to condense, as I am a hoarder and over-packer by nature. What effects will this have, should I sound the alarm to my doctor, Dr. McG? ...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Dear Miriam B.When a medication is past it's expiration date it's potency (effectiveness) cannot be assured. That being said, as long as the medication has not been exposed to adverse conditions Read more »

expired meds

Hey bob, just a quick question for you...my husband is positive, and has been on atripla since june 11, 2009. We are foreigners that live and work in west africa, since his diagnosis he was put on meds right away. We just found out that the meds...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Generally speaking, we recommend medications be used prior to the expiration date. However, many medications, particularly those in tablet form, remain fully potent and effective for a number of months after Read more »

Expired HIV Drugs

I am living in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) and was diagnosed + in 2/2007 and put on a regimen which is much like your Atripla but 3 separate pill. Now I cannot receive one of the drugs because of currency restruiction of government, I cannot get this...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...the virus which could limit future options for treatment. So that is clearly a poor choice.It is true that the reliability of expired medicines may be questionable, but your doctor is right that it will not suddenly become ineffective on... Read more »

Expired Medication

How long after the expiration date is the medication truvada still good? I got a few bottles from a friend who stopped taking and I dont want to waste them. What about sustiva?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Potency of drugs is highly variable after expiration date. Often will retain most activity for several months even years though shorter if exposed to excessive heat. KH Read more »
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Condoms

...much heat, cold, or friction. Do not keep them in a wallet or a car glove compartment. Check the expiration date. Don't use outdated condoms. Don't open a condom package with your teeth. Be careful that your fingernails or jewelry don't tear... Read more »
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Domestic Violence and HIV

...who hurt you. Document. Get medical attention if needed and get photos of any injuries that show. Have photos signed and dated by medical or law enforcement personnel if possible. A friend or family member can also sign and date for future... Read more »
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Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...therapy (ART). It was first manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. The patent on zidovudine expired in 2005 and several generic versions have been approved. Several are available under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475... Read more »
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Stavudine (Zerit)

...used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. The original patent on stavudine has expired. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved generic forms of stavudine for sale in the U.S. and under... Read more »
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EXPIRED HIV MEDICINES

Posted by Queenster, 1 Reply
...Hiya all, is so sad in some part of the World like Africa more especially Ghana where expired drugs are given to hiv positive people. I don't know which organisation or how the drugs gets to Ghana, but it is so bad to Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Not given a date, but dealt a death sentence

Posted by Anonymous, 12 Replies
I was diagnosed with full-blown AIDS in November of 2002. My whole life was turned upside down. I have suffered from severe depression all my life. I have been a homeless person, thrown out of home at 15 yrs old, and have survived any and every... Read more »

Expiration date on condoms

Posted by Anonymous
...Please remember to check the expiration date on condoms. I accidentally kept some expired ones in the bottom of the drawer, and when I noticed them I decided to test if Read more »