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Publication Type: Newsletter
Single or Multiple Incident: Multiple
Date: 4/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Country: Canada

This newsletter discusses the need for consumers to check the expiry date of their medications and provides information on where to find that information and how to interpret it. While many medications still work for a short time after the expiry date has passed, for safety reasons, it is always best to replace expired products. Many medications will not work as well as a non-expired product. And some can break down into chemicals that are dangerous if swallowed. The newsletter provides a number of suggestions for consumers to help check and manage the expiry dates of their medications. These are available in the recommendations section of this alert.

Additional Details

Device:
epinephrine auto-injector (EpiPen)
Medication/Gas/Fluid:
natural health products
Medication/IV List:
adrenergic agonists, IV (e.g., epinephrine, phenylephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine)


You Asked Us: Checking Medication Expiry Dates