Question by  Bruce (28)

Is it safe to take expired ambien?

I can not sleep and have some expired Ambien.


Answer by  pambam (892)

Expired medications are not generally dangerous, it is just that their potency decreases with time. If the Ambien was originally your prescription, is not more than three years expired and you take it in the recommended dose, you should be fine.


Answer by  belle2714 (361)

The expiration date on most medicine just means that it is best before that date. After it usualy is just not as potent. If just alittle past usualy is fine.


Answer by  shijo (861)

If the medicines are expired then the medicines should not be used and should be thrown away. Consult your physician and get new medicines as soon as possible. Expired medicines does not have effect on your body. Sometimes if these medicines are taken it can lead to irritation of the bowel.


Answer by  Che (425)

It is safe to take ambien that has expired. However, it may be less effective if it is old as it loses some potency with time.


Answer by  Requin (290)

Most medications are not dangerous when they expire; they are simply less effective. It is not recommended that you take expired medication but it will probably not hurt you. Ask your doctor to be sure, or ideally you could get a new prescription.


Answer by  salina (943)

Not medical Advice: Medication can be good up to 3-4 months after expiration date. If you have any questions consult your pharmacologist.


Answer by  Anonymous

I took ambient with an expiration date of 9/25/2011 do I take two

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