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Expired Cialis - Still safe?
avt1012 posted:
I have a few Cialis pills that I got from my doctor two years ago when I had medical insurance. Like many others, I am now uninsured and visiting a doctor is almost impossible financially. My question is, can I still use these Cialis pills even though the expiration date on the box says 9/2009? It's now 10/2010 so its a little over a year expired.
georgiagail responded:
Yes, you can use these. The worst that can happen is that they have lost their potency.

Sheldon Marks, MD responded:
Most medications are effective and safe for years after the expiration date. Some medications like heart and thyroid are very time sensitive. If you have any questions, go talk to your local pharmacist- they are an excellent and underutilized resource.
An_200425 replied to Sheldon Marks, MD's response:
All of these replies should be ignored. There are definite reasons why pharmaceutical companies put expiration dates on medications. Sometimes it's company policy to only support for X number of years, sometimes it's because they no longer contain the same amount of active drug but sometimes it's due to new impurities forming over time that rise to unsafe levels. Pharmacists will only truly have what information is on the label and the fold out. For a recreational drug such as Cialis, I would ask you not to use it for your own safety as I don't know the stability profile.
zemfir133 replied to An_200425's response:
it will also much depend on conditions you kept the pills. I keep mine in dry and dark place and had no problems at all taking expired pills.
gulberg replied to Sheldon Marks, MD's response:
Dear Sheldon,

yesterday, i also took an expired cialis by mistake. I took 10 mg dose but later after taking cialis, i came to know it was expired 2 years ago. is it ok to take expire cialis? i just feel pain in my head for some time after taking pills and later i felt fine. please tell is can there be any dangerous side effects of taking cialis specially to liver or kidney?
georgiagail replied to gulberg's response:
Since head pain is a common side effect of taking Cialis, this is likely what you experienced. At the most taking an expired ED medication means that, well, nothing happens. There are no dangerous side effects of these expired medications to your liver or kidneys.

miramichi2013 responded:
how long is useful and not toxic Cialis?

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